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Officials work to ensure safety of residents near dams

December 22, 2013
By William Kibler (bkibler@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror

n May 31, 1889, after several days of rain, water poured over an earthen dam owned by the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, eroding it and then breaking it, flooding the city of Johnstown 14 miles downstream, killing 2,209 people.

 
 

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