Monday, August 18, 2008

Rain and a Dam Failure along Havasu Creek

In case you haven't seen the coverage yet, a dam failure of the Redlands Dam along Cataract Creek combined with about 8 inches of rain in two days has caused severe flash flooding along Havasu Creek. As a result, Havasupai Village and the popular campgrounds have been evacuated. I haven't heard any reports of death or injury and damage to the village doesn't seem to be severe, however several foot bridges along have apparently been washed out.

Lots of media coverage is available:

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