Gravity Dam: Leave It Alone!
What a catastrophe! Water is crashing over the top of the dam, and dozens of boaters have been sucked into its deadly current!
A similar disaster took place on Memorial Day in 1889, when the South Fork Dam in western Pennsylvania broke. The dam held back a private resort lake for wealthy families, but it was old and the spillways were clogged. When the dam collapsed, 20 million gallons of water hit the neighboring village of Johnstown with the force of a tidal wave. More than 2,000 people died in the flood.