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In Colorado, 24 High-Hazard Dams Are Seen as Problematic

Two dozen aging dams in Colorado were in unsatisfactory condition and are located in places where their failure would likely kill at least one person, according to an Associated Press investigation that found at least 1,688 such dams nationwide. The …

Flood Risk Heightened for California’s Mojave River Dam

LOS ANGELES — A California dam could fail during an extreme storm and send water flooding into Mojave Desert communities that are home to about 300,000 people, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has …

Residents Begin Cleanup After Iowa Flooding

Residents in the Des Moines, iowa, area are cleaning up after deadly floods destroyed homes and submerged cars, while officials work to tally up the full extent of the damage. Heavy rains over the weekend forced the evacuation of numerous …

Officials Checking Kentucky Dam After Earthquake

Officials in eastern Kentucky are conducting tests on a dam to see if a recent 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered near Blackey enlarged the flow of a small stream at the bottom of the structure. Inspectors from the Kentucky Division of …

New York Town Shares Liability in 2005 Dam Break

A midlevel New York court says the township that owns and operates a dam shares liability with its contractors for its 2005 collapse. A Washington County jury last year found a construction company and design firm mostly at fault for …

Business Asks Nebraska City to Pay for Water Damage

An auction company has filed a claim against the city of North Platte over water damage. The North Platte Livestock Auction Company suffered more than $100,000 in damages following a June rainstorm. The North Platte Telegraph reports that the company …

California Practices for Flooding as South is Inundated

Emergency workers in nearly half of California counties will be practicing for a catastrophic flood this week – a drill given added urgency by the once-in-a-generation flooding in the Mississippi River delta 2,300 miles to the east. The reason for …

Southeast Oklahoma Dam Classified as High Risk

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers classifies a dam in far southeast Oklahoma as extremely high risk, but officials say there’s no immediate danger the dam might fail and negatively affect those downstream along the Little River in southwest Arkansas. …