In the United States, two dams in Michigan had problems on May 20, 2020:
- Thousands Evacuated as Michigan Dam Fails and Unleashes Flood – “A dam in Edenville, Michigan, failed late May 19 due to excessive rain in the preceding 48 hours, unleashing a flood on the city and neighboring counties and prompting evacuation orders.”
- Water is now flowing over top of impoundment at Sanford Dam in Midland County – “Flood waters have begun flowing over the top of the impoundment at Midland County’s Sanford Dam, though the dam itself remained in place late Tuesday. If the dam fails, it could result in flooding in the nearby city of Midland.”
“The Doomsday Book” covers the ultimate dam failure in Chapter 1 – a dam failure that could split the United States in half.