The problem America has neglected for too long: Deteriorating dams

by Maya Wei-Haas

Aging and undermaintained infrastructure in the United States, combined with changing climate over the coming decades, is setting the stage for more dam disasters like the one that struck Midland, Michigan, last week.

More than 91,000 dams dot the nation—and roughly 15,500 of them could cause fatalities if they failed, according to the National Inventory of Dams. Most of these dams were built...

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POSTED: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 8:57am
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