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Ukraine dam collapse: what scientists are watching

Maxar satellite imagery of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam and hydroelectric power facility.

Large sections of the Kakhovka dam have collapsed, unleashing catastrophic floods. Credit: Satellite image (c) 2023 Maxar Technologies via Getty

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Nature 618, 440-441 (2023)


Updates & Corrections

  • Clarification 22 June 2023: Oleksii Vasyliuk's comments have been amended to clarify that the bottom of the reservoir could be affected by industrial waste from the city of Zaporizhzhia.


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