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Georgia Dam Disaster / Dam Safety / Other Rainstorms #491631

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's declaration of Toccoa, Georgia, as disaster area following dam collapse and flooding of town cited. Rains in Appalachian foothills caused dam to burst. (Diagram shown.)
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) Army Corps of Engineers inspect dams they build; lack of inspection for private dams, such as one in Georgia, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) National Dam Inspection Act passed by Congress, but for which no funds have been appropriated, detailed. President Nixon, Ford and Carter haven't asked for funds since Act passed in 1972. (Film shown.) [Representative Leo RYAN - cites danger of older dams, like Kelley Barnes Dam.] Congress appropriation for some inspections this year noted.
REPORTER: Tom Pettit

(Studio) Remarks of one resident of Toccoa area, with regard to leaking dam, quoted. Other rainstorms and floods from North Carolina to New York described.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Pettit, Tom

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