1,680 Dams Found At Risk Across U.S., 16 Are In Arizona

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:55pm
Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:25am
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A two-year investigation by the Associated Press found almost 1,700 dams pose a risk nationwide.

The AP reports that concrete, rock and earthen dams across America are in desperate need of repair. Since the Great Recession, widespread budget and personnel cuts have led to setbacks on dam maintenance.

Of the 1,680 dams in question, 16 of them are in Arizona. To learn more about the investigation into Arizona dams, The Show reached out to Felicia Fonseca, the Associated Press’s northern Arizona reporter.

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