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26 February 2021
Badong, China: multiple episodes of population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam
7 December 2018
The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China
The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China, as described in the journal Landslides
21 January 2017
On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos
14 August 2015
Today the Mangdechu Hydroelectric power in Bhutan was hit by a major landslide, killing 5 workers. This is the latest in a string of fatal landslides at HEP sites in Asia.
19 May 2014
A landslide late last week in the Dariali Valley of Georgia has blocked a river and left 8 people dead or missing. It is close to a hydroelectric scheme under construction
28 April 2014
On Friday a landslide at the Upper Madi HEP project site in Nepal trapped workers in a tunnel. Most were rescued but three lost their lives. Undortunately this is just the latest in a series of landslides associated with hydroelectric schemes in the Himalayas.
26 July 2009
In the past week China has suffered two rather extraordinary landslide accidents at hydroelectric plants. The first occurred an 20th July 2009 near to the Xiaowan hydroelectric power station in Yunnan province. The dam, shown in the artist’s impression below, will apparently be the world’s tallest arched dam, standing 292 m high when finished. It is still under construction, with the first turbine expected to be operational later this year: …