18 May 2010

Attabad – a video of a new landslide at the dam site

Posted by Dave Petley

Thanks to Ivan Montanari for pointing this one out to me.  There was a big new rockfall at the Attabad landslide site today, caught on camera and posted on Youtube.  You should be able to view it below:

The implications of this include:
1. There is a chance that a failure like this could block the spillway;
2. There is a chance that a landslide could send a wave over the top of the dam;
3. If the slides are entering the lake then the water level will increase more quickly;
4. These slides of course represent a real danger to anyone in the area.