Tag Archive: dam break

Mar 30 2012

Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster (Footage from 1963)


This week, we stumbled onto some footage of the Baldwin Hills Dam disaster that took place in Los Angeles in December of 1963. The more we learned about it, the more fascinating it became although it was a tragedy that should have easily been averted. It was built between 1947-1951 despite safety concerns and consideration …

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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 …

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Jul 29 2011

1982 Estes Park Flood Footage

Early on July 15, 1982 the Lawn Lake Dam failed and released 220 million gallons of water down the valley toward Estes Park.  The Lawn Lake Flood is included in the top 22 most damaging floods in Colorado.  Here is a classic 80’s style news report about the flood. Lawn Lake News Coverage   The …

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