Three men missing in this mudslide are presumed dead but the search effort has been deemed too dangerous to continue. Authorities fear a second slide is likely.
The three men had gone to check on a smaller slide that had occurred earlier when the massive slide happened, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
COLLBRAN, Colo. - 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 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.
Crews have installed eight monitoring devices in the pond including two cameras, a pressure transducer and two rain gauges.
"This area remains critical while snow melt continues (estimated through early July)," officials said on the Mesa County website.
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.