Video Shows Precise Moment of Michigan's Disastrous Dam Collapse

Video Shows Precise Moment of Michigan's Disastrous Dam Collapse

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Video Shows Precise Moment of Michigan's Disastrous Dam Collapse

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Following two straight days of unusually extreme rains, two critical dams in Michigan failed this week. The failures led to unprecedented flooding in Midland County, and the evacuation of towns submerged in floodwaters.

In the video posted on YouTube by the news publication MLive, the Edenville Dam failed on Tuesday, leading to a landslide and then water gushing out of the dam. Water can be seen topping the dam, too, before the big failure.

Footage captured of the Edenville Dam embankment failing to hold back floodwaters on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Michigan. Video Courtesy Lynn Coleman

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