ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Recent occurrence of floods raises questions about flood control systems.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Isleton, California) [Film of June flood in California caused by broken levy shown.]
(Rapid City, South Dakota) [Film of June flood in South Dakota caused by heavy rains and failure of earthen dam shown.] (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) [June flood in Pennsylvania follows same pattern: old levys and dikes which hadn't been maintained and couldn't take rainfall from hurricane Agnes.] Congress orders Army Corps of Engineers to inspect all 28,000 private dams and dikes in country. (Oakland, California) Upper San Leandro Reservoir earthen dam might fail in earthquake. San Francisco dams could fail and result in tidal wave.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.