Great Lakes Now

When the Dams Break

Clip: Episode 16 | 3m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

In May, the Edenville Dam near Midland, Michigan, failed — two years after regulators pulled its license to generate power, citing safety concerns. The 21.5 billion gallons of water that had been Wixom Lake poured through the breached dam, toppling trees and destroying roads and buildings. Seven miles downstream, the deluge reached the Sanford Dam, which was quickly overtopped.

Aired: 07/28/20

Rating: NR

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Great Lakes Now is a local public television program presented by DPTV.