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Railway blames train derailment on washed out beaver dam Egypt warning over Ethiopia Nile dam Dam breaks near Magdeburg as Hungary floods recede   A dam has broken on the flood-swollen River Elbe, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes around the city of Magdeburg Laos approves Mekong 'mega' dam Burma U-turn on controversial dam Judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam Residents flee after U.S. lake dam fails Record water levels test giant dam   Heavy rain and flooding have exacted a high toll and the country faced a new threat from a swollen Yangtze River dam Controversial dam standing firm Brazil awards rights to develop dam Map of Belo Monte Brazil
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B. 2017-02-12 Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk Oroville Dam, California
C. 2017-02-08 Australian man trapped in dam with just nose above water Sydney
3. 2016-01-28 Mosul Dam in danger of collapsing, official says
E. 2015-11-24 Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation' Minas Gerais, Brazil
F. 2015-11-21 Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary Rio Doce estuary, Brazil
6. 2015-11-17 Another two Brazil dams 'at risk of collapsing' Minas Gerais, Brazil
H. 2015-11-08 Brazil dams burst: 'Hopes of finding survivors fading' Bento Rodrigues, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2015-11-05 Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Mariana, Minas Gerais, Brazil
J. 2014-12-04 Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam Kruger National Park, South Africa

Crocodile kills man retrieving balls at golf course dam   U.S. jets hit ISIS near dam Map of Mosul Dam Iraq
Thousands told to evacuate in face of California dam risk Map of Oroville Dam California  At least 130,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes after a spillway at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall Australian man trapped in dam with just nose above water  An Australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a dam Mosul Dam in danger of collapsing, official says   Mosul Dam in northern Iraq is in 'moderate' danger of breaking down due to months of neglect by the Iraqi government Brazil dam breach: Toxic mud 'devastated vegetation'   Toxic mud that swamped several Brazilian towns when a dam collapsed earlier this month has devastated forests over a large area Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary   A wave of toxic mud travelling down the river from a collapsed dam has reached the Atlantic Ocean, amid concerns it will cause severe pollut... Another two Brazil dams 'at risk of collapsing'   Brazilian mining company Samarco says two dams it uses to hold waste water from iron production are damaged and at risk of collapsing Brazil dams burst: 'Hopes of finding survivors fading'   Hopes of finding survivors of mudslides and floods on Thursday in Brazil are fading, Governor Fernando Pimentel of Minas Gerais state has sa... Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil

year 2017 Top ^

Feb.12   California
Feb.8   Sydney

year 2016 Top ^

Jan.28   Mosul  

year 2015 Top ^

Nov.24   Brazil  
Nov.21   Brazil  
Nov.17   Brazil
Nov.8   Brazil
Nov.5   Brazil  
  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.4   South Africa
Aug.16   Mosul
  U.S. warplanes carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq near ISIS-controlled Mosul Dam early Saturday morning,.    American fighters and drones were involved, providing air cover to Iraq...

Jan.12   Vancouver

year 2013 Top ^

Jun.10   Egypt
Jun.9   Eastern Germany  

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.5   Laos

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.30   Myanmar
Feb.25   Brazil

year 2010 Top ^

Jul.24   Iowa
Jul.23   China  
Jul.21   China
Apr.20   Amazon  
  Norte Energia consortium of nine companies has won the right to build a hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Amazon
Apr.16   Amazon Judge allows start of bids on dam

year 2009 Top ^

Jul.25   Paraguay Brazil and Paraguay in power deal  Brazil has agreed to triple its payments to Paraguay for energy from a massive hydro-electric dam on their border, ending a long-running dis... Jun.30   China China delays internet filter plan
  China is to delay a controversial plan requiring all new computers sold in the country to be equipped with Green Dam Youth Escort
May.28   Brazil Dam bursts after more rain
Map of State of Ceara Brazil
  A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a girl dead and three people missing. 800 to 2,000 homes near the dam were inundated
Mar.26   Jakarta 28 dead after dam bursts   Heavy rains broke a dam in the capital, sending water rushing into hundreds of homes; rescuers were scrambling to save people

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.17   Sao Paulo Paraguay, Brazil discuss energy treaty
  Paraguay's new President Lugo visited Brazil to launch talks to earn his poor country more money from a dam on the nations' shared border Aug.17   Arizona   Dam evacuations in Grand Canyon
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  More than 400 people are being evacuated from a village after an earthen dam burst following a night of heavy rain
Jul.4   Slovenia 13 feared dead as canoes run over dam  Divers pulled 7 bodies out of the Sava River and fought strong currents to search for 5 other missing people Jun.9   Sichuan   Water rising too fast at quake lake  Fears were mounting for the safety of more than a million people as waters threatening to burst a dam of landslide rubble Jun.6   Sichuan     Water seeps from quake lake
  Engineers kept a wary eye on an the dam, concerned that seepage and aftershocks were destabilizing the structure made of rock and mud
Jun.4   Sichuan     Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.30   Mosul   Dam 'at risk of collapse'   The largest dam in Iraq is at risk of an imminent collapse that could unleash a 65ft wave of water on Mosul, a city of 1.7m people Oct.12   China Millions forced out by dam
  At least 4 million people are to be moved from the area around Three Gorges Dam amid warnings of an 'environmental catastroph'
Sep.26   China   Eco warning over giant dam
  China could face a catastrophe if it fails to quickly stop environmental problems such as flooding caused by the gigantic 3 Gorges Dam

year 2006 Top ^

Nov.14   Amazon   Dam plans jeopardize Amazon
  Environmental experts are criticizing government for failing to assess the impact of 2 dams proposed for construction
Sep.30   Northern Nigeria   Dam collapse floods town  40 people are feared dead in northern Nigeria after 500 houses were swept away by the waters near Gusau Jun.6   China   Engineers unleashe power of Yangtze
  The engineers blew up a temporary barrier used during construction of the Three Gorges Dam
May.20   China Three Gorges dam wall complete
  Building crews have completed construction work across the Yangtze on the world's largest hydroelectric project
May.8   China   Three Gorges Dam 'built by May'
  Construction of the dam is likely to be finished by 20 May, 9 months ahead of schedule
Apr.15   Romania Danube at highest in more than a century

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.16   Northeast China   Dam bid to halt poison river
  China is damming a waterway in an effort to reduce the toxic spill flowing towards Russia's Far East
Sep.28   Northern Italy   Venice 'will get protection dam' Map of Venice Italy
  Berlusconi: The plans to build an underwater dam to protect Venice from flooding will go ahead
Feb.15   Pakistan   Flood toll put at 500
  A week of torrential rain and heavy snow has left dozens buried under avalanches and more killed when a dam burst Feb.11   Pakistan   Breached dam kills 50
  A dam gave way after the heaviest rains and snowfalls in more than a decade

year 2004 Top ^

Sep.7   China   Toll rises, dam on alert
  Floods unleashed by torrential rains have killed at least 114 people in southwestern China

year 2003 Top ^

Nov.2   China Three Gorges shares go on sale
  Shares in dam have gone on sale to domestic investors. Analysts say the share offer will be vastly over-subscribed

year 2002 Top ^

Aug.16   Mexico   Dam breaks kill 14
  17 others were missing after one dam broke and another overflowed
Aug.15   Eastern Germany   Dresden evacuated as waters rise
Map of Dresden Germany  Central Dresden was being evacuated amid fears that a wave might wash over the city after a dam break downstream Jun.5   Syria 10 killed as dam bursts
  Dam flooded three villages in northern Syria. 100 homes were covered in muddy water
Mar.12   China   Giant dam seeks funds
  Controversial 3 Gorges dam project may seek to raise money by selling shares in London
Jan.19   China   Town braced for demolition
  Explosive experts are preparing to blow up the heart of a town as part of the controversial Three Gorges dam project

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