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Spencer Dam Failure Investigation Provides Lessons to Engineers and Dam Professionals

By Martin Teal, Mark Baker, Robert Ettema, and John Trojanowski In the early morning of March 14, 2019, the Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River in...

Kelly Barnes Dam failure: 40 years later, dam safety remains national challenge

On Sunday, Nov. 6, 1977, a small embankment dam located above Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia failed, releasing a wall of water through a steep ravine and into the campus, killing 39 people.  The historic failure along with several other major dam failures in the 1970s led to establishment of the National Dam Safety Program and many state dam safety programs around the country
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