This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Another landslide on a reservoir flank - Yesa in Spain

In the last few days I have posted a couple of times about a landslide on the banks of the reservoir from the Laxiwa Dam in China.  It hs been brought to my attention that there is another interesting, but this time in Europe, at Yesa in Spain.  The dam, which is located at 42.615N, 1.183E, has an interesting history.  A concrete dam was constructed some years ago, with impoundment being undertaken in 1959.  However, in recent years a new, much larger, dam has been proposed for the site.  There is a description of the proposed project (NB PDF) - the structure is a 117 m high, concrete-faced gravel dam - but this has not yet been built.

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