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5 Sep 2022
In the midst of heavy monsoon rainfall and as South Korea deals with floods, North Korea (DPRK) has, for the second time this year, opened the floodgates of dam on the Imjin River causing an increased water flow downstream and a risk of flooding. A South Korean government official said: “North Korea appears to continue opening and closing the floodgates at Hwanggang Dam following heavy rain...
3 Jul 2022 SEOUL, South Korea
Unexpected water release from North Korea's Hwanggang dam aggravates high water in Imjin River in South Korea.
4 Feb 2021 HAMILTON, Canada
The world's dam-building spree from 1930 to 1970 is catching up with some nations as they face the risks of a crumbling infrastructure exacerbated by climate change. "Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk", a report published in January by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), identifies that most of the world’s 58,700 large dams were built during that period with a design life of 50 to 100 years, with 93 Percent of them located in just 25 countries...