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|"Record-breaking precipitation in the fall of 1982, followed by a deep winter snow pack, then warm spring temperatures and rapid snowmelt in 1983 set the stage for the Thistle landslide. Once triggered, the slide reached a maximum speed of 3.5 feet per hour and dammed the Spanish Fork River within a few days."
|By Mark Milligan
|Picture courtesy of Jenny Bauman
|At 3.5 feet per hour movement of the earth, within five days the slide had created a 900 acre lake 2.5 miles long and 200 feet deep. Remnants of the old red brick school above.
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