Michigan dam failure caught on video


Footage captured of the Edenville Dam embankment failing to hold back floodwaters on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Edenville, Michigan. Video Courtesy Lynn Coleman
WATCH: Scene of damage after dam failure - allist.info/video/hXpll5WV3tqegqs
STORY: Feds warned years ago Edenville Dam couldn’t handle a historic flood - www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2020/05/troubled-dam-breaks-sends-floodwaters-hurtling-toward-midland.html


  • Bat Fink
    Bat Fink8 orë më parë

    Hmmm, right place at the right time? Not like there were any rumbling to give cameraman the clue to come and start filming.

  • Chad metzger
    Chad metzger20 orë më parë

    Where did it go?

  • rupe53
    rupe5320 orë më parë

    ... and where was the little kid with the wooden shoes, who was supposed to have his finger in the leak?

  • X Z
    X Z20 orë më parë

    third world

  • Bethlehem Eisenhour
    Bethlehem EisenhourDitë më parë

    Strange how they thought that little bit of land would hold all that water.

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    18 orë më parë

    I love how this is in fact America 🇺🇸

  • Zk8et
    Zk8etDitë më parë

    theyre a goats

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    18 orë më parë

    Crazy how this is old news in this awful year

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioovDitë më parë

    Hopefully Michigan can fix all the dam breaches faster than they fix roads

  • khalil Heat and air conditioner repair

    khalil Heat and air conditioner repair

    21 orë më parë

    Man the roads here are so bad Michigan has too many problems to worry about right now

  • Brad Kearns
    Brad KearnsDitë më parë

    Que music... “when the levee breaks”

  • davis davis
    davis davisDitë më parë

    Democrat infrastructure

  • Sam Es
    Sam EsDitë më parë

    When Mother Nature decides you need a new river...

  • wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

    Ditë më parë

    EGLE did you hear the screaming of the clams ? Obi Wan Kenobe heard them …."like a million little clam voices all crying out in terror and then were suddenly silenc

  • Victor Freeman
    Victor FreemanDitë më parë

    Looks like some one cut some of the dam away then planted grass on top to cover it up ☠️☠️☠️🤫

  • Crank Case
    Crank CaseDitë më parë

    I can't believe that dam held for a week....how about a little concrete, rock, steel?!

  • Just A German
    Just A GermanDitë më parë


  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu alissDitë më parë


  • bigpileofpuke
    bigpileofpukeDitë më parë

    What I say when the condom breaks

  • Michael DeSilvio
    Michael DeSilvio2 ditë më parë


  • jpsholland
    jpsholland2 ditë më parë

    The question is WHERE it goes.... I dont want a homeless dam on my property.

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    Ditë më parë

    America's infrastructure is failing all over,good thing were still the worlds worst police force

  • alitlweird
    alitlweird2 ditë më parë


  • Roy Benavidez
    Roy Benavidez2 ditë më parë


  • Morning Glory
    Morning Glory2 ditë më parë

    Crazy how this is old news in this awful year

  • Mike Webb
    Mike Webb2 ditë më parë

    I love how this is in fact America 🇺🇸

  • A S
    A S2 ditë më parë

    @Ed Bassmaster -"Would you look at that?!"

  • rcarlisi63
    rcarlisi632 ditë më parë

    why did you stop filming???

  • 985bully
    985bully2 ditë më parë

    That’s some dam good footage.

  • milchuck
    milchuck2 ditë më parë

    Isn't there usually rocks, cement, or some other very hard substance used in earthen dams to help support the structure? This just looked like dirt.

  • Bill Karle

    Bill Karle

    Ditë më parë

    That's the problem with earth-filled dams. They usually have an impervious core of densified clay, or compacted concrete, and may have some armoring, such as rock or a concrete slab, on the the uphill side. As this one is so old, it may have just been compacted dirt or clay. The problem is when water starts overtopping the dam, it effectively liquifies the soils on the back side of the dam, which is used to support the core. Once it goes, the dam fails. That's why it is so important to have enough spillway capacity to keep the water from overtopping the dam. For a much greater example, look at the Orville Dam in California. It started with the failure of the concrete in the spillway, which forced the operator to shut down the spillway. When water started to come over the emergency spillway and erode the back face, the operator was left with little choice, but to open the failed spillway back up, and hope for the best. Then there is the other case of the partially collapsed Derbyshire dam in England. It is another earth-filled dam which came extremely close to complete collapse due to spillway failure and overtopping situation. So the US does not have the monopoly on dam failures. Yes, we have a bunch of old dams which were built back 50 years or more which have not been upgraded. So we will continue to have the risk of having dam failures until enough money is spent to upgrade the infrastructure. I wouldn't hold my breath though, as the politics of the situation will ensure that never enough money is spent on it. There are far more lucrative political agendas to spend money on; and hence, we will continue to suffer dam collapses.

  • Rick S
    Rick S2 ditë më parë

    EGLE did you hear the screaming of the clams ? Obi Wan Kenobe heard them …."like a million little clam voices all crying out in terror and then were suddenly silenced". Colonel Kurts heard them…."The horror....The horror" …."EGLE you think that if you can just save 1 little clam that you won't here the screaming anymore " ? Even if you overwhelm the dam and cause it to blow ?

  • Ouno
    Ouno2 ditë më parë

    Don't this this distract you from the fact that Mr Krabs daughter is a whale

  • OFFSIDESwithLSUfreek
    OFFSIDESwithLSUfreek2 ditë më parë

    That' a dam shame.

  • wkdravenna
    wkdravenna2 ditë më parë

    Dam !

  • Cross
    Cross2 ditë më parë

    Someone needs to learn how to build a dam

  • Matthew B
    Matthew B2 ditë më parë

    There it goes

  • Nefarious Darius
    Nefarious Darius2 ditë më parë

    America's infrastructure is failing all over,good thing were still the worlds worst police force

  • vonschleppin
    vonschleppin2 ditë më parë

    You would think in a state that is one gigantic peninsula they might know a bit about water. Apparently you can't drink it and lakes just up and move.

  • Subramaniam Iyer
    Subramaniam Iyer2 ditë më parë

    Did anyone sue the administration for negligence and damages? This is evidence isn't it?

  • louis mason
    louis mason2 ditë më parë

    I think he summed it up pretty well...although he could have added “now we are f--d!”

  • Shrubchucker
    Shrubchucker2 ditë më parë

    "I'm not gonna shit me pants"

  • shawn corrigan
    shawn corrigan2 ditë më parë

    Any fool knows a earth dam is NEVER supposed to be filled more than 2/3 full, the earth becomes saturated. the plans all require many overflows, spillways and other emergency mechanisms for rainfall loads. its all required by law. this failure was a failure of leadership and i am talking about the communist governor . the government forced the levels higher for different reasons, why isn't there a massive outrage over this huge failure, Whitmer is too busy taking barbers licenses and kissing up to Biden to take care of the state !! or maybe she wanted this to happen for some sick political reason. who knows,the fact is this was a management failure period. the dam performed, look at the video the water level is at the top. that should NEVER happen to a earth dam !!

  • Andy Andy
    Andy Andy2 ditë më parë

    That's one hell off a mole .

  • Betsy Larsen
    Betsy Larsen3 ditë më parë

    Omg beavers could’ve built a better dam than this.

  • Darren Freeman
    Darren Freeman3 ditë më parë

    That’s the dam?

  • Benjamin Trif
    Benjamin Trif3 ditë më parë

    You had 1 job Jim pour the damn concrete !!!

  • Hello Sweetheart
    Hello Sweetheart3 ditë më parë

    And here it comes, raising Muskegon river in Muskegon 3ft at least, overnight.

  • wurly164
    wurly1643 ditë më parë

    Folks learn how to film in landscape

  • joe woodchuck
    joe woodchuck3 ditë më parë

    At least the dam failure took pressure off of the spillway.

  • Frank Lesser
    Frank Lesser3 ditë më parë


  • Bargoth Dragon
    Bargoth Dragon3 ditë më parë

    Nature knows no bounds.

  • AC1DTR4P
    AC1DTR4P3 ditë më parë

    Idk if it's just me... but when grass gets taken apart like that its satisfying

  • Gregory Vierra
    Gregory Vierra3 ditë më parë

    Did it go?

  • J Rex
    J Rex3 ditë më parë

    That’s just awful, stay safe Michigan!!!!

  • Bill Ferner
    Bill Ferner3 ditë më parë

    But the governor was more concerned about D.T. doesn't wearing a mask.

  • Rogeball PB
    Rogeball PB3 ditë më parë

    That's it? Just a few seconds of the breach? Where is the actual draining of the lake?

  • patrick k
    patrick k3 ditë më parë

    Are Michigan trees normally still that bare in late may?

  • mr67gta
    mr67gta3 ditë më parë

    Grass was maintained beautifully. The dam not so much.

  • ken ho
    ken ho3 ditë më parë

    u call this dam?

  • Jamie .Farrell
    Jamie .Farrell3 ditë më parë

    Is that....just dirt? I really hope this isn't an official video of the dam. Because a 6 year old can see that dirt, grass, and earth in general doesn't hold back water.

  • Music Islife
    Music Islife3 ditë më parë

    I'm no engineer but where is the concrete and steel?

  • Big dummy
    Big dummy4 ditë më parë

    Must of been built by the same guys who built the New Orleans levee

  • Joey B
    Joey B4 ditë më parë

    why didn't they put their finger in the hole to block it?

  • Dan Francom
    Dan Francom4 ditë më parë


  • Dave Smietanski
    Dave Smietanski4 ditë më parë

    Dam that stinks

  • Lori D
    Lori D4 ditë më parë

    Too close for me.

  • g saintzzz
    g saintzzz4 ditë më parë

    Nossa! Em quanto os gringos tem isso a gente tem Brumadinho na cabeça...

  • D-Rock
    D-Rock4 ditë më parë

    good thing he was there to open his pie hole as per usual and let us know the fucking obvious

  • Donald Pedigo
    Donald Pedigo4 ditë më parë

    ... GOOD RIDDANCE ... I hope that Dam is never rebuilt ... The Tittabawassee River Needs to Run-Free ...

  • Eddie The Eagle
    Eddie The Eagle4 ditë më parë

    5min later.."there i go!"

  • Kenneth Burtch
    Kenneth Burtch4 ditë më parë

    There it goes

  • songboy765
    songboy7654 ditë më parë

    MILLION MAD MARCH at the State Capital in Lansing, MI -- Bring your signs such as "FIX THE DAMN STATE, RECALL wHITLER" and "DEMOCRATS DUMPING WHITMER" and "WHITMER IS NON-ESSENTIAL". It will be a PARTY as usual.

  • songboy765
    songboy7654 ditë më parë

    Gretchen wHitler, FIX THE DAMN DAMS !!!

  • Matt H
    Matt H4 ditë më parë

    “There it goes!” What I said after a case of beer.

  • phdfxwg Fischercat
    phdfxwg Fischercat4 ditë më parë

    Dam if I only had my kayak !!!

  • Joel B
    Joel B4 ditë më parë

    Democrat dam

  • Craig Schultz
    Craig Schultz4 ditë më parë

    The dam was in trouble to begin with but the nail in the coffin was the lakefront home owners who went to court to have the lake level raised. I wonder how many wish they hadn't won.

  • ses S
    ses S4 ditë më parë

    Meanwhile the governor is getting drunk on her holiday weekend and spending all her other time campaigning for the slave vote.

  • Dave Johnson
    Dave Johnson4 ditë më parë

    He probably thought after posting this...”no way someone can tease me” Net: Hold our beers

  • TopSecretVid
    TopSecretVid4 ditë më parë

    wasn’t a matter of IF...It was a matter of WHEN.

  • Henry Bockelman
    Henry Bockelman4 ditë më parë

    Should have updated your infrastructure instead of spending that money on dumb shit

    HAPPY MASS SHOOTING USA4 ditë më parë

    coronavirus and this. God punishment on imperialist usa

  • Alvaro S
    Alvaro S4 ditë më parë

    Pre-stone age engineering

  • Reece Hayes
    Reece Hayes4 ditë më parë

    How did they keep a dam that steep so we'll mowed

  • Epic Gamer
    Epic Gamer4 ditë më parë

    Dow chemical is worth over 60 billion dollars and they pledge a paltry 1 mil, whoa. Creepy Gretchen, more rain in the forecast, might want to hurry with infrastructure repairs you've neglected to fix. Oh I see you're too busy waiting by telephone for Biden to call you to DC. Michigan not sorry.

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