December 6, 2013
A dam in eastern Iowa failed on Saturday, July 24, sending large amounts of water into nearby communities and forcing residents to evacuate.
The Lake Delhi dam is located about 45 miles north of Cedar Rapids. Officials say the dam's containment measures on either side gave out as a result of unusually high rainfall. The 700 residents of nearby Hopkinton had about five minutes to flee the rushing water, but luckily no injuries were reported.
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