10 June 2008

Tangjiashan – latest image

Posted by Dave Petley

This is a new image released by Xinhua of the collapse at Tangjiashan. It is clear that the dam has now effectively failed:

The rate of scour is clearly very fast and the lake level is still very high indeed (it has apparently dropped 10 m). CCTV has just reported that the smaller dams downstream have now been overtopped and washed away.