6 April 2010

New images of the Attabad landslide

Posted by Dave Petley

The Pamir Times has today run a pictorial article on the state of the Attabad landslide (NB see my new site for the latest monitoring data for the landslide).  A few of the images are worth reproducing here.

First, the third in the sequence of images showing the water level rise.  The first was taken by me in late February, the second (on the upper row on the right) is from about a week ago, and the final one was taken in the last few days: 

 However, this image shows just how much higher the water has to rise before the spillway is reached:

Finally, this image shows ongoing rockfall activity on the landslide scar: