Problem

Disastrous failure of natural dams

Nature:
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
Aggravates:
Floods
Flash floods
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET