Mega Disasters

Season 3 Episode 6

Dam Breaks

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jun 17, 2008 on The History Channel
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Dam Breaks
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Modern dams are marvels of engineering but after decades of neglect the U.S. infrastructure is in crisis and by 2020, 85% of U.S. dams may be near their breaking point. When the South Fork Dam near Johnstown, PA gave way in a storm in 1889, killing 2200 people, it was the worst disaster in U.S. history. Today, with millions of Americans living nearby massive dams, the result of a failure could be catastrophic.moreless

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