Tag Archive: Flood

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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May 24 2011

100 Year Flood


The record flooding along the Mississippi River has been front page news for the past few weeks.  There have been several news articles, blog posts, photographs, and tweets reporting on the historic levels,  damage, road closures, levee failures, levee breaches, and evacuated communities.  There have also been several articles discussing changes that need to happen …

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