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Cauca Valley | Hidroituango Dam with spillway
WI_co220.jpg Cauca Valley | Spillway of Hidroituango DamThumbnailsSan Andrés Valley | Landslide

This 225 m high embankment dam on the Cauca River is part of a hydropower project under construction. Operation should have started in late 2018, but a landslide earlier the same year blocked the diversion tunnel. As an emergency measure, the water was led through the power house, causing severe damage there. The dam was completed rapidly, so that the spillway took all the runoff, resulting in this huge human-made waterfall which will persist until the start of full operation of the power plant.

Monday 8 August 2022 by Martin Mergili in South America / Colombia (551 visits)