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GLACIER "SABBIONE S"
Risk type: glacier flood and ice avalanches

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Ice sheet
Country:  Italy
Region:  Piemonte
Massif/Ice Cap:  Arbola
Municipality:  Formazza
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (, cent):  6.068 N
Longitude (, cent):  8.33745 E
Surface (km2):  3.64
Lenght (km):  2.8
Width (km):  0.8
Min. altitude (m):  2465
Max. altitude (m):  3235
Orientation ()  45
Slope ()  10

EVENT:  Date  /9/1958 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Glacier flood (contain both lakes and water pocket)
Description  Simultaneous ice falls from the left part of the snout. The total volume of ice detached was extimated in 400-450 m3 by technicians of the hydroelectric dam.
Effects:  Big wave spreaded in the artificial lake of Sabbione, and the water overflowed the dam, but without causing any damage to structures and to the valley below.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Mazza A., Mercalli L., 1992 - Il ghiacciaio meridionale dell'Hohsand (alta Val Formazza): un secolo di evoluzione climatica e rapporti con la produzione idroelettrica. Oscellana, XXII (1), p. 30 - 43.
Silvestri P., 1967 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1966. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 14, p. 139-143

EVENT:  Date  // -  Date quality:13-14/11/1953   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  A part of the submerged snout of glacier (extimated volume of about 300.000 m3 of ice) breaked and floated in the lake.
Effects:  Water level of the lake diminished of 5 cm.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Mazza A., Mercalli L., 1992 - Il ghiacciaio meridionale dell'Hohsand (alta Val Formazza): un secolo di evoluzione climatica e rapporti con la produzione idroelettrica. Oscellana, XXII (1), p. 30 - 43.
Silvestri P., 1964 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1964. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II, n. 14, p. 131-148