One of the rubber bumpers that form the western dam that creates Tempe Town Lake along the Salt River, burst with a pop around 10 pm last night, draining about 3/4 of the lakes billion gallons. The Phoenix New Times captured photos of the water draining out.
The East Valley Tribune has more photos today showing the nearly empty lake bed. I saw a report that the dam repaired and lake refilled by Nov. 1. [right, Tempe Town Lake after being drained overnight. Credit, Titoxd, Wikipedia]