Published: June 19, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION — Ground sensors and cameras haven't detected any further shifts after a massive landslide in western Colorado killed three people last month.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/nqobwxu ) officials are monitoring a 7- to 10- acre pond that formed behind a ridge of debris in the area, but the flow of water into the pond has slowed.
Dam experts are studying the advisability of creating a channel to release the water.
The 2.7-mile-long slide occurred May 25 on Grand Mesa about 40 miles east of Grand Junction.
The slide killed 46-year-old Melvin Wesley Hawkins, 51-year-old Clarence Allen "Clancy" Nichols and Nichols' 24-year-old son, Daniel Allen Nichols.
Their bodies haven't been found. Mesa County officials say it's unlikely any further attempts will be made to locate and excavate their remains.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com