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6 September 2021
Catoca mine in Angola – using satellite imagery to understand recent events
20 July 2021
Hulunbuir: a very serious double dam failure occurred in Inner Mongolia in northern China on 18 July 2021, causing extensive flooding
22 February 2021
High resolution Planet Labs images of the valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga, created by the Chamoli landslide
10 February 2021
Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)
28 May 2020
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.
27 May 2020
Planet Labs have now captured high resolution imagery of the aftermath of the failure of Sandford dam in Michigan last week
26 May 2020
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
22 May 2020
As improved images and information become available, it is becoming possible to gain a better understanding of the cause of the Edenville Dam breach
21 May 2020
Edenville Dam failure: an astonishing video of the full collapse sequence is on Youtube. It appears to show a geotechnical failure rather than overtopping
20 May 2020
In Midland County, Michigan collapse is underway of Edenville dam, driven by heavy rainfall. Reports suggest that a second dam may also be failing.
5 May 2020
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows that the flood from the Sardoba Dam failure inundated a very large area, damaging farm land and communities.
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.
16 January 2020
In Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, a significant slope failure is threatening the stability of an earthen dam, with further rainfall forecast
23 October 2019
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
21 October 2019
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
12 September 2019
During construction of the Broomhead reservoir, near Sheffield, in the 1920s and 1930s, a large, deep-seated landslide caused major problems
11 September 2019
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
10 June 2019
Images have been published showing the extreme levels of damage, caused by flooding, to the Hidroituango powerhouse in Colombia.
28 May 2019
In Brazil another tailings dam, at the Gongo Soco mine in Barão de Cocais to the east of Belo Horizonte, is at risk of failure due to a rock wall collapse.
25 March 2019
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