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6 September 2021

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events

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20 July 2021

Hulunbuir: a very serious double dam failure in China on 18 July 2021

Hulunbuir: a very serious double dam failure occurred in Inner Mongolia in northern China on 18 July 2021, causing extensive flooding

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22 February 2021

The valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga created by the Chamoli landslide

High resolution Planet Labs images of the valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga, created by the Chamoli landslide

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10 February 2021

Hydroelectric power, dams and landslides in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)

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28 May 2020

The July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure: a new paper

A recent paper (Latrubesse et al. 2020) suggests that the catastrophic July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure in Laos might have been caused by piping and slope failure of the dam, a mechanism that is similar to the #Edenville dam failure.

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27 May 2020

The aftermath of the Sanford dam failure in Michigan

Planet Labs have now captured high resolution imagery of the aftermath of the failure of Sandford dam in Michigan last week

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26 May 2020

Punatsangchhu I: identifying ancient landslides in high mountain areas

A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan

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22 May 2020

Edenville Dam breach: interpreting the failure

As improved images and information become available, it is becoming possible to gain a better understanding of the cause of the Edenville Dam breach

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21 May 2020

Edenville Dam failure: the astonishing video of the collapse sequence

Edenville Dam failure: an astonishing video of the full collapse sequence is on Youtube. It appears to show a geotechnical failure rather than overtopping

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20 May 2020

Edenville dam: a major dam collapse in Michigan

In Midland County, Michigan collapse is underway of Edenville dam, driven by heavy rainfall. Reports suggest that a second dam may also be failing.

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5 May 2020

The Sardoba dam failure: flood routing

Satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows that the flood from the Sardoba Dam failure inundated a very large area, damaging farm land and communities.

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4 May 2020

Sardoba Reservoir: a major dam collapse in Uzbekistan on 1 May 2020, plus the EGU2020 Day 1 programme and a car crash interview about diversity in the geosciences

On Friday 1 May 2020 a major collapse occurred in the earth-filled dam of Sardoba Reservoir in Uzbekistan, causing extensive flooding.

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16 January 2020

Oktibbeha: another landslide induced threat to an earthen dam

In Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, a significant slope failure is threatening the stability of an earthen dam, with further rainfall forecast

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23 October 2019

The role of landslide dams in depositing carbon in marine sediments

Floods from valley-blocking landslides may play a key role in the carbon cycle, allowing wood to be transported from the high mountains to the deep ocean floor

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21 October 2019

Shchetinkino: a major dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia

On Saturday 19 October 2019 a dam collapsed at a gold mine near to Shchetinkino in Siberia, killing 20 people and leaving many more injured

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12 September 2019

Landslides during the construction of the Morehall and Broomhead reservoirs in Sheffield

During construction of the Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield, in the 1920s and 1930s, a large, deep-seated landslide caused major problems

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11 September 2019

Xe Pian Xe Namnoy: Land stability and dam failure on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos

Xe Pian Xe Namnoy: a guest commentary by Richard Meehan and Douglas Hamilton on land stability and dam failure in the wake of the 2018 collapse on the Bolaven Plateau, Laos

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10 June 2019

An image of the state of the Hidtroituango powerhouse

Images have been published showing the extreme levels of damage, caused by flooding, to the Hidroituango powerhouse in Colombia.

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28 May 2019

Gongo Soco mine: another potential tailings dam failure in Brazil

In Brazil another tailings dam, at the Gongo Soco mine in BarĂ£o de Cocais to the east of Belo Horizonte, is at risk of failure due to a rock wall collapse.

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25 March 2019

Sul Superior: another Vale tailings dam at risk of imminent collapse in Brazil

Brazilian mining company Vale warned on Friday that the Sul Superior tailings dam, at the Gongo Soco mine in Minas Gerais, is at risk of imminent collapse

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