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By David Martin

Fontenelle incident revisited


Fifty years ago, a disaster was averted that could have significantly impacted the City of Green River.

The Fontenelle Dam, completed in 1964, had sprung a leak that threatened the town and the ranches and homes located down river from the reservoir. Without swift action and some luck, reservoir water could have swept up everything in its path as it burst through the earthen dam.

The near catastrophe was revisited at Golden Hour Senior Center Friday when a dam safety officer for the National Parks Service discussed the lessons that could be learned from the event.

Mark E. Baker discussed th...

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