Beaver Lake Slide: Before and After
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The slope above Beaver Lake: AFTER
This picture was taken by Roger Golub from the west side of Beaver Lake in Sitka, looking over at the slope that failed on the east side of the lake on November 12, 2011.
The slope above Beaver Lake: BEFORE
Visit Roger Golub’s blog here. To view KCAW’s story about the “mass wasting” event that destroyed a section of the popular Beaver Lake Trail, click here.
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