What If Mullaperiyar Dam Suddenly Collapsed?



This is the Mullaperiyar Dam. It has been around since well before your grandparents were born. And it could fail at any moment now. What could cause the dam to collapse? How quickly would this lead to a disaster? In what ways could this devastate the lives of people living close by? How big would the damage be from the dam breach? And how can a small earthquake cause a big disaster?

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00:00 The Mullaperiyar dam starting to crack.
00:39 Providing vital power and irrigation to Kerala.
02:46 Catastrophic breach in the dam.
04:37 All dams interconnected to the Arabian sea destroyed.

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