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The Connection Between Dam Construction and Increased Landslide Risk: A Case Study from Iran

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Connection found between 2019 Iranian landslide and construction of dam, say scientists

A recent study has shed light on the link between dam construction and increased landslide activity. One such incident occurred in March 2019 when a landslide devastated Hoseynabad-e Kalpush village in north-central Iran, causing damage to 300 houses and cutting off access to the nearby dam. Local authorities initially attributed the landslide to heavy rainfall and denied any connection to the dam. However, scientists from the German Research Centre for Geosciences have found evidence to the contrary.

The stable slope where the landslide occurred began to show movement after the reservoir behind the dam started filling with water in 2013. Over the years, the land movement progressed from the lower portion of the slope to the top as the water level in the reservoir increased. The findings, published in Engineering Geology, indicate that the accumulation of water in

By Samantha Jones

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