Disastrous failure of natural dams


Dams can be formed naturally, typically as a result of landslides, avalanches, mud flows, or glacier activity. Most such dams fail rapidly and the sudden release of water temporarily formed into a lake can prove disastrous.

Broader Problems:
Dam failures
Natural disasters
Flash floods
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
08.08.2019 – 16:53 CEST