Feb 09 2012

Bulgaria Dam Break Footage

We have not been able to find much information about the recent dam break in Bulgaria but this video posted on YouTube is the most we have seen showing some of the flood.  The footage likely occurs after the peak flow, and, if you look closely in the video, you can see some evidence of higher water.


High water evidence:

  • 0:13 – 0:20 debris seen in vegetation along bank.
  • 0:52 – 0:55 debris in trees and on cables in foreground.
  • 1:00 – 1:02 possible high water mark on left house near window.
  • 1:34 – 1:36 debris in trees

It appears the dam had a crack in it that was 6 years old that had not been repaired. The death toll is currently at 9 people.

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