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Flood Control #22115

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 25, 1972
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(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

Reporter(s):
Bergman, Jules;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:40

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