Massive landslide damages dam wall in Arunachal Pradesh, India
A temporary guard wall of the Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHP) at Gerukamukh, Arunachal Pradesh has been damaged by a large landslide caused by heavy rain over the past couple of days.
According to officials, the project’s intake tunnel has been closed due to the damage. Two of the five tunnels of the hydroelectric project have been shut down by the National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC) to prevent flooding in the Lakhimpur district districts downstream of the Subansiri River.1
They added the current damage will not affect the dam much because it was only a temporary structure. A similar incident happened on the project site two years ago.
While officials said that no flooding will happen in downstream areas, workers engaged at the construction site are the most vulnerable to this situation as another collapse would mean disaster for the entire area.
1 Massive Landslide Damages Dam Wall In Arunachal Pradesh – NDTV – September 26, 2022
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