Earthquake a Wake-up Call for Hydropower Developers

June 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Dams and Hydropower

Taking lessons from the damages caused by the April 25 earthquake and series of aftershocks, hydropower developers in Nepal are to be more vigilant in undertaking study on geological and earthquake induced landside hazards. As landslides were one of the main causes of damage, the developers have also urged the government to conduct geological and hazard mapping in river basins.bhotekoshi penstock

Bhotekoshi powerhouse

Photos: Damage to penstock and powerhouse from earthquake induced rockfall and landslide (Source:

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