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4 years 3 months ago

Dam fails in Iowa floods

Flooding from the Maquoketa River after an eastern Iowa dam failed has damaged dozens of homes and businesses, causing millions of dollars in damage in Monticello, a city official said Sunday. The Lake Delhi dam failed Saturday as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in...

4 years 6 months ago

Eager beavers build world's largest dam

A Canadian-based ecologist said Friday that he has located the world's largest beaver dam in northwestern Canada using Google satellite technology. Ecologist Jean Thie located the 2,788-foot (850-meter) dam using Google Earth and NASA technology while researching the rate of melting permafrost in the country's far north. Situated...

4 years 8 months ago

Pueblo Reservoir at highest level in a decade

Pueblo Reservoir has more water than it has for the past decade as managers move water from other storage facilities. The federal Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the reservoir, says it has 261,200 acre-feet of water, or about 85 billion gallons. That's the most since March 2000. Federal rules say...

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