7 of the Most Serious Dams in the United States

This was written Oct 2016 Look at number 1
1 Oroville Dam, Feather River, California
www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/g2837/7-most-serious-dams-us/
Now look at how China built their largest with gates

5 Dams That Did Fail
www.livescience.com/57874-california-emergency-dams-that-failed.html
In California, the biggest dam disaster ever was the failure of the Saint Francis Dam, near Los Angeles on March 12, 1928. This is also considered by some to be the worst engineering disaster of the 20th century. More than 600 people died, making it the second greatest loss of life in state history after the 1906 earthquake.
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Biggest-dam-failures-in-U-S-history-10928774.php
Notice the best have many gates
The World’s 20 Most Amazing Dams (PHOTOS)
weather.com/travel/news/worlds-most-amazing-dams-20130110#/1
 
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