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Tempe Had Plan To Replace Inflatable Tubes That Failed

Publication Date: 7/28/2010
Author: Scott Blair
Format: HTML

An inflatable dam in downtown Tempe, Ariz., burst on July 20, emptying most of the contents of the 1-billion-gal Tempe Town Lake. No one was injured and no property was damaged in the resulting flood, which traveled down the normally dry Salt River through Phoenix. Peak flows were measured at 15,000 cu ft per second, equivalent to an average release during the area’s winter rainy season.

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