Aging Dam Could Pose Flooding Risk to Dozens of Orange County Communities, Disneyland

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Aging Dam Could Pose Flooding Risk to Dozens of Orange County Communities, Disneyland

Southern California`s 78-year-old Prado Dam has been deemed a `high urgency risk` and could potentially inundate dozens of Orange County communities from Disneyland to Newport Beach.

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Aging Dam Could Pose Flooding Risk to Dozens of Orange County Communities, Disneyland

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THIS ISHERE BEHIND ME.

THIS ISTHE ACTUAL DAM.

THIS ISTHE ACTUAL DAM.

THIS ISTHE ACTUAL DAM.

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WEUNCERTAINTIES AND FORTHE CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

WEDON'T LIKE UNCERTAINTY AS WETHE CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

WEDON'T LIKE UNCERTAINTY AS WETHE CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

WEDON'T LIKE UNCERTAINTY AS WELIKE TO ADDRESS THOSEDON'T LIKE UNCERTAINTY AS WELIKE TO ADDRESS THOSELIKE TO ADDRESS THOSEUNCERTAINTY IS AND NO BUT AUNCERTAINTY IS AND NO BUT ACERTAIN DEGREE THATUNCERTAINTY IS AND NO BUT ACERTAIN DEGREE THATEVERYTHING WILL PERFORMCERTAIN DEGREE THATEVERYTHING WILL PERFORMEVERYTHING WILL PERFORMEXACTLY AS IT WAS DESIGNED.NOW SHE WENT ON TO SAY THISNOW SHE WENT ON TO SAY THISDOES NOT MEAN SHE BELIEVESDOES NOT MEAN SHE BELIEVESTHAT THE DAM IS GOING TO FAILTHAT THE DAM IS GOING TO FAILTOMORROW HOWEVER IT JUSTTOMORROW HOWEVER IT JUSTTOMORROW HOWEVER IT JUSTINCREASES THE URGENCY OFINCREASES THE URGENCY OFINCREASES THE URGENCY OFGETTING FIXES MADE HERE SHEGETTING FIXES MADE HERE SHEGETTING FIXES MADE HERE SHESAYS THERE ARE GOING TO TAKESAYS THERE ARE GOING TO TAKESAYS THERE ARE GOING TO TAKESOME SHORT TERM STEPS TO TRYSOME SHORT TERM STEPS TO TRYSOME SHORT TERM STEPS TO TRYTO SHORE UP SOME OFTHE PROBLEMS THEY SAW BEFORETO SHORE UP SOME OFTHE PROBLEMS THEY SAW BEFORE

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