Landslide into Beaton Lake, a great fishing spot in wild British Columbia!!!
Geomorph action. Recent slump into Beaton Lake, a popular fishing lake near Kamloops, BC. It can be great for ice fishing, but it really shines in the open-water season when it embodies so many great characteristics that anglers look for in a classic small-lake rainbow trout fishery. Depending on water levels, the deepest spot is often less than 8 feet, offering extremely exciting shallow-water fishing for trout like bonefish in this spring-fed lake! It still has great hatches of mayflies, caddis flies, chironomids/midges as well as an abundance of backswimmers/waterboatmen, leeches, scuds/freshwater shrimp. These historic hatches that bore the tradition of Kamloops fly fishing culture and history, are rarely in short supply here. In the evening, you can have great fishing with trout taking leech flies in as little as 1 foot of water!
This small slide is close to a rotational slump. It occurred during a high-water time in the spring, even though there was no surface flow here. Springs enter the lake near the toe of this slide. The material appears to be bedded glaciofluvial deposits. The geology around this area is very interesting in general. Where sediments aren't covering geologic bedrock, it is quite common to find gold, common and maybe precious opal, agate, amethyst, geodes, quartz, fossils. If it was steeper, this could have been a rockfall, then maybe even an avalanche, maybe a tornado, a volcano, a hurricane, a tsunami, an earthquake, a flood, a fire, an alligator attack, a shark, an explosion or really anything you could dream up. Actually technically, believe it or not, if this slope was steeper, it could have triggered any one of those things. I mean, if you take quantum physics seriously, one of the main principles seems to be that every possibility is actually being fulfilled on some level. Just read books like 'The Fabric of Reality' or 'The Beginning of Infinity' by David Deutsch and you will see what I mean.
Kamloops is a great city with mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, arts and culture, dining. There are huge sockeye, chinook, pink, no chum, and coho runs. Large, aggressive Steelhead are also in the Thompson River! Dry fly fishing for them is great! We have no brown trout, but rainbow and AF3N (all female triploid brook trout) are commonly stocked in the area.
Kamloops is one of the safest places - it has very few natural disasters. So safe that the Canadian Army and military even build a bomb shelter there. And that site is now home to a computer storage server facility. I'm sure there are over a million computers and some people say that google uses them. I'm sure facebook info goes through there too. Pretty big, famous players making lots of money here.