In May 2020, heavy flooding brought about the ruinous failure of the Edenville Dam embankment, sending a wall of water downstream in the Tittabawassee River and totally draining Wixom Lake. The breach wave speedily overpowered the downstream Sanford Dam, overtopping and failing the structure. Over 10,000 residents in Sanford, Midland, and Saginaw were evacuated. The autonomous forensic team charged with exploring the event released an interim report in September 2021. The conclusions of the report involve a conversation of a comparatively uncommon phenomenon in earthen dams. Let us travel through the investigation to try and comprehend what occurred.
IFT Interim Report (PDF): https://damsafety-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/files/Edenville-Sanford_Interim%20Report_Sept2021_Final.pdf
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