Michigan dam failure caught on video

Footage captured of the Edenville Dam embankment failing to hold back floodwaters on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Michigan. Video Courtesy Lynn Coleman
WATCH: Scene of damage after dam failure - kgproject.info/it/video/in6WmmSYrazLgKQ
STORY: Feds warned years ago Edenville Dam couldn’t handle a historic flood - www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/05/troubled-dam-breaks-sends-floodwaters-hurtling-toward-midland.html

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  • Where did it go?

    Chad metzgerChad metzger10 саат мурун
  • ... and where was the little kid with the wooden shoes, who was supposed to have his finger in the leak?

    rupe53rupe5311 саат мурун
  • third world

    X ZX Z11 саат мурун
  • Strange how they thought that little bit of land would hold all that water.

    Bethlehem EisenhourBethlehem Eisenhour19 саат мурун
    • I love how this is in fact America 🇺🇸

      bilishu alissbilishu aliss8 саат мурун
  • theyre a goats

    Zk8etZk8et21 саат мурун
    • Crazy how this is old news in this awful year

      bilishu alissbilishu aliss8 саат мурун
  • Hopefully Michigan can fix all the dam breaches faster than they fix roads

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov21 саат мурун
    • Man the roads here are so bad Michigan has too many problems to worry about right now

      khalil Heat and air conditioner repairkhalil Heat and air conditioner repair12 саат мурун
  • Que music... “when the levee breaks”

    Brad KearnsBrad Kearns21 саат мурун
  • Democrat infrastructure

    davis davisdavis davis23 саат мурун
  • When Mother Nature decides you need a new river...

    Sam EsSam EsКүн мурун
    • EGLE did you hear the screaming of the clams ? Obi Wan Kenobe heard them …."like a million little clam voices all crying out in terror and then were suddenly silenc

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov21 саат мурун
  • Looks like some one cut some of the dam away then planted grass on top to cover it up ☠️☠️☠️🤫

    Victor FreemanVictor FreemanКүн мурун
  • I can't believe that dam held for a week....how about a little concrete, rock, steel?!

    Crank CaseCrank CaseКүн мурун
  • Dam

    Just A GermanJust A GermanКүн мурун
  • AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    bilishu alissbilishu alissКүн мурун
  • What I say when the condom breaks

    bigpileofpukebigpileofpukeКүн мурун
  • ANTIFA!

    Michael DeSilvioMichael DeSilvioКүн мурун
  • The question is WHERE it goes.... I dont want a homeless dam on my property.

    jpshollandjpshollandКүн мурун
    • America's infrastructure is failing all over,good thing were still the worlds worst police force

      bilishu alissbilishu alissКүн мурун
  • Damn!

    alitlweirdalitlweirdКүн мурун
  • Dam!

    Roy BenavidezRoy BenavidezКүн мурун
  • Crazy how this is old news in this awful year

    Morning GloryMorning GloryКүн мурун
  • I love how this is in fact America 🇺🇸

    Mike WebbMike Webb2 күн мурун
  • @Ed Bassmaster -"Would you look at that?!"

    A SA S2 күн мурун
  • why did you stop filming???

    rcarlisi63rcarlisi632 күн мурун
  • That’s some dam good footage.

    985bully985bully2 күн мурун
  • Isn't there usually rocks, cement, or some other very hard substance used in earthen dams to help support the structure? This just looked like dirt.

    milchuckmilchuck2 күн мурун
    • That's the problem with earth-filled dams. They usually have an impervious core of densified clay, or compacted concrete, and may have some armoring, such as rock or a concrete slab, on the the uphill side. As this one is so old, it may have just been compacted dirt or clay. The problem is when water starts overtopping the dam, it effectively liquifies the soils on the back side of the dam, which is used to support the core. Once it goes, the dam fails. That's why it is so important to have enough spillway capacity to keep the water from overtopping the dam. For a much greater example, look at the Orville Dam in California. It started with the failure of the concrete in the spillway, which forced the operator to shut down the spillway. When water started to come over the emergency spillway and erode the back face, the operator was left with little choice, but to open the failed spillway back up, and hope for the best. Then there is the other case of the partially collapsed Derbyshire dam in England. It is another earth-filled dam which came extremely close to complete collapse due to spillway failure and overtopping situation. So the US does not have the monopoly on dam failures. Yes, we have a bunch of old dams which were built back 50 years or more which have not been upgraded. So we will continue to have the risk of having dam failures until enough money is spent to upgrade the infrastructure. I wouldn't hold my breath though, as the politics of the situation will ensure that never enough money is spent on it. There are far more lucrative political agendas to spend money on; and hence, we will continue to suffer dam collapses.

      Bill KarleBill KarleКүн мурун
  • EGLE did you hear the screaming of the clams ? Obi Wan Kenobe heard them …."like a million little clam voices all crying out in terror and then were suddenly silenced". Colonel Kurts heard them…."The horror....The horror" …."EGLE you think that if you can just save 1 little clam that you won't here the screaming anymore " ? Even if you overwhelm the dam and cause it to blow ?

    Rick SRick S2 күн мурун
  • Don't this this distract you from the fact that Mr Krabs daughter is a whale

    OunoOuno2 күн мурун
  • That' a dam shame.

    OFFSIDESwithLSUfreekOFFSIDESwithLSUfreek2 күн мурун
  • Dam !

    wkdravennawkdravenna2 күн мурун
  • Someone needs to learn how to build a dam

    CrossCross2 күн мурун
  • There it goes

    Matthew BMatthew B2 күн мурун
  • America's infrastructure is failing all over,good thing were still the worlds worst police force

    Nefarious DariusNefarious Darius2 күн мурун
  • You would think in a state that is one gigantic peninsula they might know a bit about water. Apparently you can't drink it and lakes just up and move.

    vonschleppinvonschleppin2 күн мурун
  • Did anyone sue the administration for negligence and damages? This is evidence isn't it?

    Subramaniam IyerSubramaniam Iyer2 күн мурун
  • I think he summed it up pretty well...although he could have added “now we are f--d!”

    louis masonlouis mason2 күн мурун
  • "I'm not gonna shit me pants"

    ShrubchuckerShrubchucker2 күн мурун
  • Any fool knows a earth dam is NEVER supposed to be filled more than 2/3 full, the earth becomes saturated. the plans all require many overflows, spillways and other emergency mechanisms for rainfall loads. its all required by law. this failure was a failure of leadership and i am talking about the communist governor . the government forced the levels higher for different reasons, why isn't there a massive outrage over this huge failure, Whitmer is too busy taking barbers licenses and kissing up to Biden to take care of the state !! or maybe she wanted this to happen for some sick political reason. who knows,the fact is this was a management failure period. the dam performed, look at the video the water level is at the top. that should NEVER happen to a earth dam !!

    shawn corriganshawn corrigan2 күн мурун
  • That's one hell off a mole .

    Andy AndyAndy Andy2 күн мурун
  • Omg beavers could’ve built a better dam than this.

    Betsy LarsenBetsy Larsen2 күн мурун
  • That’s the dam?

    Darren FreemanDarren Freeman2 күн мурун
  • You had 1 job Jim pour the damn concrete !!!

    Benjamin TrifBenjamin Trif2 күн мурун
  • And here it comes, raising Muskegon river in Muskegon 3ft at least, overnight.

    Hello SweetheartHello Sweetheart2 күн мурун
  • Folks learn how to film in landscape

    wurly164wurly1643 күн мурун
  • At least the dam failure took pressure off of the spillway.

    joe woodchuckjoe woodchuck3 күн мурун
  • Damn!

    Frank LesserFrank Lesser3 күн мурун
  • Nature knows no bounds.

    Bargoth DragonBargoth Dragon3 күн мурун
  • Idk if it's just me... but when grass gets taken apart like that its satisfying

    AC1DTR4PAC1DTR4P3 күн мурун
  • Did it go?

    Gregory VierraGregory Vierra3 күн мурун
  • That’s just awful, stay safe Michigan!!!!

    J RexJ Rex3 күн мурун
  • But the governor was more concerned about D.T. doesn't wearing a mask.

    Bill FernerBill Ferner3 күн мурун
  • That's it? Just a few seconds of the breach? Where is the actual draining of the lake?

    Rogeball PBRogeball PB3 күн мурун
  • Are Michigan trees normally still that bare in late may?

    patrick kpatrick k3 күн мурун
  • Grass was maintained beautifully. The dam not so much.

    mr67gtamr67gta3 күн мурун
  • u call this dam?

    ken hoken ho3 күн мурун
  • Is that....just dirt? I really hope this isn't an official video of the dam. Because a 6 year old can see that dirt, grass, and earth in general doesn't hold back water.

    Jamie .FarrellJamie .Farrell3 күн мурун
  • I'm no engineer but where is the concrete and steel?

    Music IslifeMusic Islife3 күн мурун
  • Must of been built by the same guys who built the New Orleans levee

    Big dummyBig dummy3 күн мурун
  • why didn't they put their finger in the hole to block it?

    Joey BJoey B3 күн мурун
  • Dam

    Dan FrancomDan Francom3 күн мурун
  • Dam that stinks

    Dave SmietanskiDave Smietanski3 күн мурун
  • Too close for me.

    Lori DLori D3 күн мурун
  • Nossa! Em quanto os gringos tem isso a gente tem Brumadinho na cabeça...

    g saintzzzg saintzzz3 күн мурун
  • good thing he was there to open his pie hole as per usual and let us know the fucking obvious

    D-RockD-Rock3 күн мурун
  • ... GOOD RIDDANCE ... I hope that Dam is never rebuilt ... The Tittabawassee River Needs to Run-Free ...

    Donald PedigoDonald Pedigo4 күн мурун
  • 5min later.."there i go!"

    Eddie The EagleEddie The Eagle4 күн мурун
  • There it goes

    Kenneth BurtchKenneth Burtch4 күн мурун
  • MILLION MAD MARCH at the State Capital in Lansing, MI -- Bring your signs such as "FIX THE DAMN STATE, RECALL wHITLER" and "DEMOCRATS DUMPING WHITMER" and "WHITMER IS NON-ESSENTIAL". It will be a PARTY as usual.

    songboy765songboy7654 күн мурун
  • Gretchen wHitler, FIX THE DAMN DAMS !!!

    songboy765songboy7654 күн мурун
  • “There it goes!” What I said after a case of beer.

    Matt HMatt H4 күн мурун
  • Dam if I only had my kayak !!!

    phdfxwg Fischercatphdfxwg Fischercat4 күн мурун
  • Democrat dam

    Joel BJoel B4 күн мурун
  • The dam was in trouble to begin with but the nail in the coffin was the lakefront home owners who went to court to have the lake level raised. I wonder how many wish they hadn't won.

    Craig SchultzCraig Schultz4 күн мурун
  • Meanwhile the governor is getting drunk on her holiday weekend and spending all her other time campaigning for the slave vote.

    ses Sses S4 күн мурун
  • He probably thought after posting this...”no way someone can tease me” Net: Hold our beers

    Dave JohnsonDave Johnson4 күн мурун
  • wasn’t a matter of IF...It was a matter of WHEN.

    TopSecretVidTopSecretVid4 күн мурун
  • Should have updated your infrastructure instead of spending that money on dumb shit

    Henry BockelmanHenry Bockelman4 күн мурун
  • coronavirus and this. God punishment on imperialist usa

    HAPPY MASS SHOOTING USAHAPPY MASS SHOOTING USA4 күн мурун
  • Pre-stone age engineering

    Alvaro SAlvaro S4 күн мурун
  • How did they keep a dam that steep so we'll mowed

    Reece HayesReece Hayes4 күн мурун
  • Dow chemical is worth over 60 billion dollars and they pledge a paltry 1 mil, whoa. Creepy Gretchen, more rain in the forecast, might want to hurry with infrastructure repairs you've neglected to fix. Oh I see you're too busy waiting by telephone for Biden to call you to DC. Michigan not sorry.

    Epic GamerEpic Gamer4 күн мурун
  • Over 100,000 Americans have already died of Covid 19 due to Trump's colossal failure as a leader. So why do I have to see these obscene ads for him on KGproject? VOTE HIM OUT!

    Mira KamadaMira Kamada4 күн мурун
    • lol.....you are a buffoon

      Mr HorseMr Horse4 күн мурун