ILWACO — Possibly caused by last Thursday’s record-setting torrential rainfall — up to 6 inches in 24 hours — a hillside in Discovery Heights in Ilwaco gave way, sending several hundred cubic yards of soil surging toward Baker Bay.
On Sunday, a small creek flowed at the bottom of the new ravine as clods of earth continued to crumble into the hole.
Located roughly 100 feet from Lighthouse Keepers Road and Discovery Court, the steep crater on the slide’s westward edge appeared likely to move closer to the road.
The debris flow, containing alder trunks and soil, stopped just before State Route 100/Robert Gray Drive in a catchment basin where a culvert runs under the road.
Additional heavy rain is forecast for Wednesday.