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Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide Turns Into A Slow Grind

The land on Rattlesnake Ridge is moving at a constant 1.7 feet per week.
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The land on Rattlesnake Ridge is moving at a constant 1.7 feet per week.

The landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge outside of Yakima, Washington, is turning into a slow grind. The land is moving at a constant 1.7 feet per week.

Emergency managers are cutting back their twice-a-week press conferences to just one. They said that there just isn’t enough new happening with the slide.

Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Emmons said his office is also starting to scale back hours too.

“My staff, we’re adjusting our staffing back to normal hours to start dealing with the long range planning,” he said.

Emmons said the only problem state and county managers are continuing to see is unsafe hikers up on the slide itself. He said they are disturbing the sensitive geology monitoring equipment.

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Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.
Anna King
Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.
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