A lake boater’s nightmare: Dam broke, no more lake

Nothing but mud remains after an Iowa recreational lake’s dam broke this Monday. Lake Delhi’s dam broke sending nine miles worth of water downstream. The concrete portions of the dam are intact, however the earthen portions of the dam eroded and gave way.

This is really tragic. I’m sure this lake is like every other one, there’s hundreds of people who plan their every weekend around the lake and some plan their summer vacations around it. I hope they get funding secured so repairs can get underway and things can get back to normal. I’m sure that will be several years in the making.

Read all about it at Yahoo from the AP.

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Posted on: July 28th, 2010 at 6:20 am