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Quebrada Hualcán | Drainage tunnel of Laguna 513
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The level of Laguna 513 was lowered through a system of tunnels in order to reduce the outburst hazard. Nevertheless, in 2010 an ice avalanche led to an impact wave, overtopping of the bedrock dam and a debris flow and flood causing some damage in the Quebrada Hualcán all the way down to the town of Carhuaz.

Wednesday 11 July 2018 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (914 visits)