U.S. aging dams are in need of repair

U.S. aging dams are in need of repair

U.S. aging dams are in need of repair
Source: www.nytimes.com

Nearly 2,000 state-regulated high-hazard dams in the U.S. were listed as being in need of repair in 2015. 

By 2020, 70 percent of the dams in the U.S/ will be more than 50 years old.

The earthen dam, built in the early 1900s and less than 50 feet tall, is one of more than 60,000 “low hazard” dams.

Nationwide, 1,384 dams had been removed from 1912 through 2016.

A majority of those dams were removed within the last two decades, with 72 removed in 2016.

Via nytimes.com


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