Landslides

The City of Quesnel has ordered a state of local emergency due to the risk of landslide within select areas in Quesnel, including Panorama Ridge and Dragon Hill Road. The state of local emergency allows the City to respond to the threat of land erosion which could potentially destroy infrastructure and property, and create risks to public safety.

To ensure public safety, residents are being asked to stay away from the areas of Panorama Ridge and Dragon Hill Road until further notice due to the potential risk of landslide and to obey all warning and hazard signs for their safety and the safety of the City crews.

City Updates

July 9, 2021

Effective immediately, the City of Quesnel has lifted the evacuation alert for all City properties on Panorama Ridge and Dragon Hill Road.

An Evacuation Order remains in effect for the properties of 1927 Dragon Hill Road and 505 Panorama Ridge. To ensure public safety, residents are being asked to stay away from these two properties as they are deemed unsafe.

An evacuation alert or order may need to be reissued if conditions worsen in the area.

April 29, 2021

A geotechnical survey of Dragon Hill Road has been completed. The Review included the assessment of the recent land movement observed in the area.

The Evacuation Alert has now been amended, and some properties can now be taken off of Evacuation Alert.

At this time the geotechnical professionals are advising that the other properties under Evacuation Alert are not currently at imminent risk. This could change during the remainder of 2021 freshet, however, and as such, the geotechnical professionals recommend the Evacuation Alert to be maintained on the properties listed on the new updated map until the groundwater conditions in the area change and the slopes immediately below the escarpment dry and become more stable. The City will follow this advice.

Please see the attached map for the list of properties still under Evacuation Alert.
The Evacuation Alert could be changed to an Evacuation Order if further land movement occurs that then places residents in an imminent risk.

The City of Quesnel will provide the landowners of the affected properties updates as they become available.

April 26, 2021

A geotechnical survey of Panorama Ridge has been completed. The Review included the assessment of the recent land movement observed in the area.

At this time Geotechnical professionals are advising that the residents located in the Panorama Ridge properties are not currently at imminent risk. This could change during the remainder of 2021 freshet, however, and as such, they recommend the Evacuation Alert to be maintained until the groundwater conditions in the area change and the slopes immediately below the escarpment dry and become more stable. The City will follow this advice.

The Evacuation Alert could be changed to an Evacuation Order if further land movement occurs that then places residents at imminent risk.

The City is currently working to have a geotechnical survey completed for the properties on Dragon Hill Road. The recommendations to landowners will be shared once the review is complete.

The City of Quesnel will provide the landowners of the affected properties updates as they become available.

Evacuation Alerts

There are no current Evacuation Alerts.

Evacuation Orders

July 9, 2021 – Evacuation Order – Panorama Ridge (one property) View Map

April 15, 2021 – Evacuation Order – Dragon Hill Road (one property) View Map

Past Evacuation Alerts and Orders

These evacuation alerts and orders are no longer in effect. For current alerts and orders, please refer to the Current Evacuation Alerts and Orders above. 

Past alerts and orders

April 29, 2021 – Evacuation Alert – Dragon Hill Road (multiple properties) View Map

April 15, 2021 – Evacuation Alert – Dragon Hill Road (multiple properties) View Map

April 12, 2021 – Evacuation Order – Panorama Ridge (one property) View Map

April 12, 2021 – Evacuation Alert – Panorama Ridge (multiple properties) View Map