Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Dam burst empties Tempe Town Lake overnight
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]
at 4:02 PM