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November 5, 2019

New federal grant program allots $10M for dams in 26 states

  • Until now, there had been no national program focused solely on improving dams overseen by states and local entities.
  • By DAVID A. LIEB
    Associated Press

    Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did.

    To keep the dam from leaking, the water level at the suburban Denver reservoir is kept at least 2 feet below the level of the spillway — a critical safety precaution for the shopping center, preschool, assisted living facility and hundreds of homes now located in its potential inundation zone.


     
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