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Tempe Town Lake Collapse — IMG_9182 | by Titoxd
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Tempe Town Lake Collapse — IMG_9182

Tempe Town Lake's west bladder #2 collapsed at about 9:44 p.m. local time on July 20, 2010. The lake immediately began draining, with the rupture causing a maximum recorded flow at priest drive of 11643 cubic feet per second (329.69 cubic meters / second).[1] The lake lost the vast majority of its water by the following morning.

 

This picture shows one of the boat docks in the south side of the Salt River after it collapsed onto the south bank after the lake drained. A noticeable amount of steel drums were revealed when the water levels receded. Most of the eastern half of the lake was mostly devoid of water by this point, as can be seen in the picture's background. The picture was taken the following morning, at about noon.

 

[1] = www.cbrfc.noaa.gov/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?id=SLPA3...

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Taken on July 21, 2010