Saturday, March 05, 2011

28 February 2010 The Day the Dam Failed

I was sitting in my office when Ali called to tell me the Gates Mills Dam had just failed. The dam had been in place for 100 years and was a fixture in this little town. The failure of the dam raised the already flooded river another foot. The cache we had replaced on Saturday fell victim to the flood waters. Luckily no one was hurt or killed. Later after I left the office, I stopped on my way home to see if the cache was still in place. It was gone. Replaced by lots of mud and some really large bass that were victims of the flood.

The top image was taken looking south from the bridge in this picture. Below the bridge the dam is barely visible.

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