Aftershock Creates Fresh Threat To Tangjiashan Quake Lake

The level of the Tangjiashan quake lake appears to be continuing to rise despite the spillway being opened on Saturday to sluice it. Another strong aftershock on Sunday caused new landslides and fresh fears about the stability of the one that created the lake in the first place by damming the Tongkou River. Crews were working Sunday to deepen and widen the spillway to increase the flow of water from the lake, and work started on cutting a second channel on the other side of the dam. The situation remains critical.

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