Part of the dam collapsed in July during flooding by the Maquoketa River, draining a nine-mile lake. FEMA officials decided the dam wasn’t elligible for federal emergency funding because it is owned by a private group, the Lake Delhi Recreation Association, but the State of Iowa is appealing the decision. [Source: chicagotribune.com via Association of State Dam Safety Officials. Image: TheGazette.com]
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials publishes monthly news items related to levee and dam safety and associated projects. Their April news items were just published this week and there are several interesting items. Read on for more info.