America’s Crumbling Dams Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

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By Casey Williams, Huffington Post

America’s infrastructure is crumbling.

The dams are in particularly rough shape and many have deteriorated — some to dangerous and potentially deadly degrees.  Engineers estimate 70 percent of the country’s 87,000 dams will be more than 50 years old by 2020.

If new legislation passes in Congress this month, it would funnel $4.6 billion into water resource projects, including flood management projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

But engineers warn it’s not enough.

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