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30 June 2020

The 18 June 2020 Achoma landslide in Peru

A state of emergency has been declared as a result of the valley-blocking 18 June 2020 Achoma landslide on the Rio Colca in Peru


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17 July 2013

Sichuan’s summer of landslides

Heavy rainfall is continuing to trigger landslides across large parts of Sichuan Province in China, and more heavy rainfall is forecast for the next 2 days


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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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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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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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18 December 2010

The cost of reconstruction after the Attabad landslide

Whilst it has dropped from the news during the winter period, the Attabad landslide crisis in Pakistan rumbles on, with dire consequences for the population on the north side of the barrier.  In the next few days the high passes into China will close again, rendering the population of Gojal isolated once again.  The Pamir Times featured an article a few days ago highlighting how tough conditions are once again: …


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1 September 2010

The latest NASA image of Attabad

NASA have released another spectacular satellite image of the Attabad dam and lake.  In the article they focus on the upstream end of the lake: The article states that the water level can be seen to have dropped as the area upstream  of Hussaini is no longer inundated.  Now there is some evidence that the water level has dropped a little – the Pamir Times reports 12 feet (4 metres), …


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17 August 2010

New pictures of Attabad

Many thanks to David Butz, who is a Professor of Human Geography at Brock University in Canada, for sending to me a set of photographs of the situation at Attabad.  David was there about eleven days ago, when the boat service was still running (it has now ceased due to a lack of fuel).  David has kindly allowed me to post some pictures here – note however that he retains ownership …


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8 August 2010

Meanwhile in Northern Pakistan…

Amidst the appalling tragedies playing out in southern Pakistan and in China, Northwest Pakistan continues to grapple with its own problems.  Unfortunately the problems at Attabad have not gone away as yet, even though the NDMA reports on the situation have now dried up completely. However, the Pamir Times are still on the case, with a somewhat concerning report yesterday that “Three more houses were dismantled in Gulmit Gojal due …


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