According to Bloomberg, the country raised the Hwanggang Dam near the Imjin River on Tuesday morning. Located 26 miles north of the border, this sudden move sparked worries of a North Korean flooding attack by unleashing torrential waters into South Korea.
North Korea has in the past opened their dams without warning, killing six South Koreans. After the 2009 incident and agreeing to let the South know of future releases, North Korea continued to release water as recently as in May. Further, according to NKNews, South Korean officials in the 1980s stated that the North showed interest in opening up the Kumgangsan Dam to flood Seoul.
The Hwanggang Dam contains about 400 million tons of water, which North Korea claims is essential to generate electricity.
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