Thousands Face Life-threatening Floods from Aging Dams

Source: Inside Climate News

Associated Press

An investigation by The Associated Press has found scores of dams nationwide in poor condition that, if they failed, could wreak havoc on entire communities. A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

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