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19 July 2018

Ishkoman, Pakistan: a valley blocking glacial debris flow this week (updated with satellite imagery)

Various reports suggest that there was a major glacial debris flow in the Ishkoman Valley in the Gilgit region of northern Pakistan on Tuesday. This appears to have left the river blocked and a lake has developed

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7 June 2016

Review of a paper: dam break risk for the Attabad landslide

In a recent paper, Chen et al (2016) have examined the risks associated with a dam break flood at the Attabad landslide in Pakistan. They conclude that the likelihood of a breach event remains high, and that such an event has the potential to release a very substantial flood.

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25 January 2013

Another valley blocking landslide in northern Pakistan

Reports are emerging of a valley-blocking landslide at Braldu, upstream of Skardu, in Northern Pakistan

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9 July 2012

Guardian article on the Attabad landslide and the Karakoram Highway

A Guardian article on the Attabad landslide in Pakistan rather harshly criticises the FWO for their work on the spillway

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1 March 2012

Falling lake levels at the Attabad landslide dam

The Pamir Times reports that lake levels at Attabad have slowly fallen by 6 m since the removal of the coffer dam on Monday

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27 February 2012

Updated (twice) with videos: Breaking news – the Attabad landslide spillway has been reopened

Initial reports of the blasting of the coffer dam blocking the Attabad spillway

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20 February 2012

Attabad landslide – reports indicate that the barrier will be blasted next week (updated)

Reports suggest that there are plans to blast the Attabad landslide on Monday 27th February

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24 August 2011

New satellite images of the Attabad landslide site

An update on the situation at Attabad, using new satellite data collected by NASA

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15 July 2011

News of two (?) valley-blocking landslides

News of two valley-blocking landslides – Attabad in Pakistan and a possible earthquake triggered event in Costa Rica

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27 May 2011

The Attabad landslide – tensions mount as the water level rises again

A review of the current state of play at Attabad as the lake level rises once again during the snowmelt season.

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