Stops on the Virtual Merapi Tour

Stop #1 
Stop #2 
Stop #3 
Stop #4 
Stop #5 
Stop #6 
Stop #7
Virtual Merapi Tour Introduction 
Volcanological Technology Research Center 
Kedulan Temple 
Kinarejo new home 
Gardu Pandang 
Kaliurang Observation Post 
Boyong Sabo Dam 
Sudimoro Relocation

Stop #6
Boyong Sabo Dam

Seven lahar dams have been built on the Boyong River by the Indonesian Department of Public Works with assistance from the Japanese government. The dams slow down the lahars, remove much of the debris they carry, and reduce the energy of the lahars. The dam is 10.5 m high and can capture 380,000 cubic meters of lahar material.

Older (ca. 15th century) lahar deposits are exposed in road cuts adjacent to the dam.

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