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May 10, 2022

State has 50 dams in ‘poor' condition

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Associated Press

SPOKANE — An small earthen dam in Stevens County that was rated the worst in the state in 2016 had a slightly improved condition when it was re-inspected in 2021, according to an analysis released this week by The Associated Press.

The Van Stone Pit Lake Dam was the only high-hazard dam in the state listed in unsatisfactory condition and in need of immediate repairs, the worst category, when it was inspected in 2016, the analysis found. But it is now one of 50 high-hazard dams in the state listed in poor condition, the analysis found.


 
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