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22 February 2021
High resolution Planet Labs images of the valley blocking landslide at Rishi Ganga, created by the Chamoli landslide
10 February 2021
Hydroelectric power, dams and the growing list of landslide accidents in the Himalayas (and in other high mountain areas)
28 May 2020
A recent paper (Latrubesse et al. 2020) suggests that the catastrophic July 2018 Xe Nammoy hydropower complex dam failure in Laos might have been caused by piping and slope failure of the dam, a mechanism that is similar to the #Edenville dam failure.
27 May 2020
Planet Labs have now captured high resolution imagery of the aftermath of the failure of Sandford dam in Michigan last week
26 May 2020
A new paper published in Scientific Reports (Dini et al. 2020), and thus open access, uses InSAR to show movements of a large slope adjacent to the under construction Punatsangchhu I dam in Bhutan
22 May 2020
As improved images and information become available, it is becoming possible to gain a better understanding of the cause of the Edenville Dam breach
21 May 2020
Edenville Dam failure: an astonishing video of the full collapse sequence is on Youtube. It appears to show a geotechnical failure rather than overtopping
20 May 2020
In Midland County, Michigan collapse is underway of Edenville dam, driven by heavy rainfall. Reports suggest that a second dam may also be failing.
5 May 2020
Satellite imagery from Planet Labs shows that the flood from the Sardoba Dam failure inundated a very large area, damaging farm land and communities.
4 May 2020
Sardoba Reservoir: a major dam collapse in Uzbekistan on 1 May 2020, plus the EGU2020 Day 1 programme and a car crash interview about diversity in the geosciences
On Friday 1 May 2020 a major collapse occurred in the earth-filled dam of Sardoba Reservoir in Uzbekistan, causing extensive flooding.