The Story about interest in the Bureya theme on Ma

The Story about interest in the Bureya theme on May 8, 2019

1. Beginning of the intensive natural destruction of the spontaneous dam and the natural widening of the artificial channel


Main Department of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia in Khabarovsk Krai

On May [2019] 07 17:21

Now a flood situation near the Bureya River at the settlement of Chekunda and in the place of a landslide in Verkhnebureisky district quiet. Nevertheless, both groups of rescuers of Emercom of Russia continue to conduct monitoring of a situation and water levels.

There is no threat of emergence of the mash phenomena and flooding of settlements.

As of morning on May 7, water level in the Bureya River at a hydropost of the village of Chekunda decreased on more than by 3.5 meters. The difference of water levels after the proran [artificial channel]  makes 3.07 m. At the same time in the place of a descent of soil the width of proran  became more (by natural way). When thawing soil and increase in speed of a current and volume of water of a walls washed away. Now, according to preliminary estimates, depth the proran is from 1 to 2 m, its width on an entrance is from 130 to 140 m, in the center - to 100 m, at the exit - up to 60 m. Walls the proran non-uniform, goes their gradual fall.

At the same time on the Bureya River and its inflows there is an active destruction of ice. On the place of a landslide the active phase of an ice drift began. At the same time in the preventive purposes forces of rescuers carried out work on clearing of the bed of the river from the tumbled-down trees. As a result the water area of a reservoir, is higher the proran, is cleaned from the wood massif. There is no threat of emergence of ice jams at the moment. Ice is weakened and freely passes through the proran.

Along with it it is observed a condition of rocky breeds of the hill.

The descent of insignificant volume of soil from the hill proceeds, however the threat of a blockage the proran is absent now. Earlier scientific in common with rescuers the assessment of a condition of breeds in the place of a landslide, including aerial photography by means of pilotless devices was carried out. According to the conclusion of experts, the probability of a repeated descent of soil exists, however its volumes many times there is less initial landslide, and they do not pose threat of a blockage the proran.

In general the flood situation and in the region is in Verkhnebureisky district on constant control of Crisis Management Centre of Emercom of Russia of Khabarovsk Krai. Continuous monitoring of water levels is conducted. Interdepartmental interaction for exchange of operational data and in need of response to possible incidents is organized." []

2.  Brief chronological information.

December 12, 2018. In a zone of the Bureya Reservoir there was a descent of rocky soil to overlapping of the bed of the Bureya River around merge to the Sredny SandarRiver (the Middle Sandar River). [] []

December 21, 2018. Alexander Markanov and Anatoly Ivanov left on hunting to the Verkhnebureinsky Region of [Khabarovsk Krai] and found out that across the bed of the Bureya River the big heap of stones, the earth and trees appeared. The top of one of hills was demolished. []

On January 10, 2019 "In Verkhnebureinsky MR of [Khabarovsk Krai] the emergency regime (the decision of the head of the district of 09.01.2019 No. 2) is introduced." []

January 10, 2019. The publication (of January 10, 2019) on the Internet:
"Russian Defense Ministry; Original @mod_russia account
At the request of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin of force and means of the Russian Defense Ministry are used for clearing of the river course and carrying out drilling-and-blasting works for restoration of the normal hydrological mode of the Bureya Reservoir"
January 13, 2019. "According to the Ministry of Defence,  five VTA planes will be involved: four Il-76 and one An-124 Ruslan which will deliver more than 175 tons of freight to airfields to Khabarovsk Krai. To the place of a jam the engineering equipment and special engineering charges will be delivered by helicopters of army aircraft and the motor transport". [] (16.01.2019. "Explosives for carrying out engineering works on a blockage to Khabarovsk Krai and the Amur region deliver in hundreds of tons. They are brought echelons by rail. Also the aviation is involved: the largest transport Ruslan An-124 plane delivered to Ukrainka air base for once more than 75 tons of engineering charges …"
January 13, 2019. "January 13, 2019 08: 57"The camp with tents and a field kitchen has already been set up near the reservoir " []

January 13, 2019. "on January 14, 15:52. On Wednesday the governor of Khabarovsk Krai Sergey Furgal visited the place of the landslide in Verkhnebureinsky district" []

January 17, 2019. In the territory of the Bureya region [of Amur region] the emergency regime (the decision of the head of the district of 17.01.2019 No. 14) is introduced. []

January 19, 2019. In borders of the Verkhnebureinsky Region of [Khabarovsk Krai] the emergency regime of regional character (the resolution of the governor of Khabarovsk Krai of 19.01.2019 No. 38-rp) is introduced. []

January 21, 2019. (Annually) in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation the Day of engineering troops is celebrating.
January 22, 2019. "The Metropolitan of Khabarovsk and Priamurie Artemy by helicopter arrived on January 22 in Verkhnebureinsky district" []

On January 22, 2019 "… The Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Dmitry Bulgakov arrived on January 22 to the Bureya Reservoir..."
On January 24, 2019  "In this flight the crew came very close to the extreme take-off mass of the transport helicopter Mi-26. Unique flight was made by pilots of army aircraft of the Eastern Military District by heavy transport helicopter Mi-26. They transported from Ukrainka air base up to the river bank Bureya the 20-ton bulldozer. In this flight almost maximum take-off mass of this helicopter - 56 tons was reached. It was necessary to sit down on the small platform on the river bank. The task is carried successfully out … Earlier helicopter pilots delivered a tanker truck fuel-servicing truck to the place of a landslide."
On January 28, 2019. "- Several pieces of equipment have passed to the place of blockage by winter road. Military struck [created] the road in the forest with a length of 75 km from the station Ushman to the mouth of the  Chelpachi river  for four days. Just amazing speed, - the head of Verkhnebureinsky district Alexey Maslov says."[]

On January 29, 2019. "The dirt road was paved to the location of the explosions from the field camp along the crest of the [natural] dam " []

On January 31, 2019 "on January 31 the governor of the Amur region Vasily Orlov flew by helicopter for Khabarovsk Krai, to the place where on Bureya the hill slope collapsed [where the landslide was ]" 

February 1, 2019. "Today, the soldiers completed the first stage of the rock explosion, which divided the Bureya reservoir into two pools. This was reported by Deputy defense Minister, the Hero of Russia, army General Dmitry Bulgakov during a trip to the place of
February 1, 2019. "01.02.2019 the channel is punched and hydraulic connection between the cut off part and main part of the Bureya reservoir is established" []

On February 2, 2019 "The Bureya hydroelectric power station came to the mode of normal work" []

February 12, 2019. The military personnel of the consolidated detachment Russian Defense Ministry liquidated the congestion on the Bureya River.
February 12, 2019. Rewarding of personnel. According to the results of the unique operation, more than 80 servicemen awarded departmental awards of the Ministry of defense of Russia and more than 300 people with the medal "The Participant of liquidation of consequences of emergency situations on the river Bureya".
February 15, 2019. "… Sappers left the the problematic [the difficult] place" []”.

April 2, 2019. To the place of the landslide on the Bureya River the group of rescuers [Ministry of Emergency Situations] is brought.
April 4, 2019.  A situation with overlapping of the bed of the Bureya River in Verkhnebureinsky district as a result of a landslide was discussed by participants of a meeting of committee of the Legislative Duma of [Khabarovsk] Krai concerning construction, housing and public utilities and energy industry . []

April 5, 2019. The Minister of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation Evgeny Zinichev, being in a working trip in Khabarovsk Krai, got acquainted with the situation developing as a result of a soil descent onto the bed of the Bureya River. … He estimated a situation … In field camp E. Zinichev held a coordination meeting []

April 21, 2019. "... In Verkhnebureinsky district, in the village Chekunda, on the morning of April 21, arrived the second group of rescuers EMERCOM of Russia..." []

May 07, 2019. "… the proran [the artificial channel] for the passage of water (punched [created] by the military)  began to expand rapidly...  When the ice drift began, water began to expand passage for itself … it began at night. … in the morning … [people] saw that proran five times wider became …" [] (The beginning of the intensive natural destruction of the spontaneous dam and the natural widening of the artificial channel). (

May 8, 2019 19:56

Translation from Russian into English: May 9, 2019 02:36.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский «Рассказ об интересе к Бурейской теме 8 мая  2019 г.».