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Carsington Dam

Failure of the partially finished earthfill Carsington Dam at the beginning of June 1984 was sudden and catastrophic. In the space of 36 hours, a 400m section of the 1,250m long earthfill dam in Derbyshire slipped, leaving a 15m deep, 30m wide chasm along the crest. At its peak, the slip was moving at 120mm per hour.

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