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 - usproject.info/it/video/tn6RnGaZ3dade6w
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




  • Is there a longer version? Showing more of this incident? ...... No, people quickly tossed cars and trucks and houses, and a few dogs, cats, then chickens in its way and it stopped all the waters at the <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="64">1:04</a> mark on the video. Yeah everybody's saved! Oh crap, a second dam just burst.

    Mark HayosMark HayosHour ago
  • Two dams fail at same time in same state...... Anyone else think this is bullshite? Oh I know maybe the guy who's job it is to open up the valves to let the water out didn't think his job was essential and stayed home like the stupid corrupt Michigan governor said to do. I bet she learned her lesson after her house got ruined. lol. Oh wait Im stupid. Rich, corrupt, power hungry governors and rich people always live up on high hills or mountains like the kings of old. The better to see the little people they control. (or see them coming w pitchforks) ;-)-

    Mark HayosMark Hayos2 hours ago
  • *"...dam..."*

    The CIAThe CIA3 hours ago
  • I Don't like earth dams one bit!

    Walter BankWalter Bank4 hours ago
  • Could the glaciers melting cause all these dams to be flooded and collapse?

    Hank BridgesHank Bridges6 hours ago
  • Earthen dams aren't worth s shit anywhere

    john knowingjohn knowing7 hours ago
  • dam is like 10% concrete and 90% dirt lmao

    Ego BananaEgo Banana8 hours ago
  • Wait the dam is made of earth ? Not concrete ?

    difflam74difflam748 hours ago
  • Could plainly see that the dam was giving way, right? So does he really need to say: "there it goes"?

    chippledon1chippledon18 hours ago
  • All farm land owners know Beaver are good dam builders, eh?. Engineers might need to learn some lessons from Beavers. Oh wait, I forgot, beavers have tiiiiny little brains and engineers are wicked smart superior humans. But at least beaver know enough to build secondary dams downstream to equalize water pressure on a primary dam. Oh, and they mix in reinforcement sticks with the mud. Oh, and they do this repeatedly along the course of a river to slow stream current and flooding. And hey! they maintain it nightly and they work for nothing! But beaver are bad you know.......

    Jeff MilroyJeff Milroy8 hours ago
  • Combined with corona virus its bad

    john hessomjohn hessom9 hours ago
  • So how many great lakes do we have in Michigan now?

    gary smallwoodgary smallwood10 hours ago
  • God dammed it

    Hiccum BlurpaediusHiccum Blurpaedius10 hours ago
  • Where did it go??

    Tom ServoTom Servo10 hours ago
  • There is no state with shittier infrastructure than Michigan.

    AvgDudeAvgDude10 hours ago
  • ill be Damn

    A5000AA5000A10 hours ago
  • From the ARTIC thru many lakes and rivers accross Canada down to the USA the water flows all the way down to south america but some stupid humans wants to built dams as to have lakes near where they live. CAN'T YOU JUST LET THE STREAMS RUN DOWN WITH THE EARTH GRAVITY? OR let nature do it's work: BEAVERS

    New DimensionNew Dimension10 hours ago
  • A smart person seeing a berm like that holding back that much water would have said "lets get some concrete and rebar in there"; maybe their plan was to relocate Canadian beavers to do the job??? Apparently there were concerns about this happening for several years and no one took action..........some people (several) need to loose their jobs over this. The number of Lawsuits there will be by home owners and others will cripple Michigan State all because someone didn't pay attention when concern was raised, lives are ruined and it was avoidable and fixable.........it didn't need to happen!!!

    Kevin SillsKevin Sills11 hours ago
  • Historic floods, tornadoes, the plague whats next locusts 😵?

    EdgeyBEdgeyB11 hours ago
  • So water washes away dirt. Who knew? 🤷

    TheJjrjr125TheJjrjr12511 hours ago
  • Michigan's a damn failure.

    Riot4PeaceRiot4Peace12 hours ago
  • You mean to tell me that the dam was made of fucking dirt, knew for YEARS that it was gonna eventually break and didn't do a GD thing about it?

    UltimateAHPUltimateAHP12 hours ago
  • These should have seen sheet pile reinforced

    Burt OBurt O12 hours ago
  • fire at me if you want but if you live down from a SAND dam.. you deserve to be wet.. shame on those that built this pile of shit

    Daniel LelievreDaniel Lelievre13 hours ago
  • "There it Goes!" Yea, there goes your lake front property values, literallydown stream!

    Greg GallowayGreg Galloway13 hours ago
  • 2 lakes emptied, 2 dams fail. I hope the people who were ‘supposed’ to take care of preventing these failures are in hiding. Can’t explain these in any normal way.

    Rose Marie prudhommeRose Marie prudhomme13 hours ago
  • 100% Avoidable if Michigan democRATs would have let the spillway open to release water. This is all on democRATic politicians.

    Yeager McbipperYeager Mcbipper13 hours ago
  • Ah Dam! ......... [Edit:] was just expressing shock, no disrespect intended :)

  • Dam it

    Grady WilsonGrady Wilson14 hours ago
  • See, the Grand Canyon could not have formed in millions of years! More like weeks!

    Carl HurshCarl Hursh14 hours ago
  • Kinda like their Governor’s plan!

    Playing-RagsPlaying-Rags15 hours ago

    Wendell Ellis EdwardsWendell Ellis Edwards15 hours ago
  • There it goes a garbage proyect for a dam construcción

    Juan MarquezJuan Marquez16 hours ago
  • Democratic ran state going to shit anyone expect anything less

    Western VWestern V16 hours ago
  • As a Westerner, I'm used to dams like Grand Coulee and Hoover. What makes people think earth makes good dams? Water wins, every time. I keep waiting to hear Davis dam got washed out.

    Phoenix LyonPhoenix Lyon16 hours ago
  • Trump did it ...🤥💩🐁🖕

    Just the real newsJust the real news16 hours ago
  • Who the fuck built that Wreck It Ralph?

    Starscream 9Starscream 916 hours ago
  • Gov Whitmer was too busy banning gardening to address dams

    MAGA SUPPORTER2020MAGA SUPPORTER202016 hours ago
  • Looks like our dams are build almost as good as our roads......

    BareBackBearBareBackBear17 hours ago
  • every year midland floods ... the tridge and curry golf course spend the spring under water every year... this was bound to happen eventually ....many lost everything they own this time .... sad

    bones007ablebones007able17 hours ago
  • Someone hire a beaver to build good damns

    vinasu maajvinasu maaj17 hours ago
  • Who builds homes downstream from an earthen dam? Maga kuntry?

    Harry FreedomHarry Freedom17 hours ago
  • On top of everything else that has gone wrong in your lovely State.

    Tig DogsbodyTig Dogsbody18 hours ago
  • Sorry. Sometimes you wish you could hold it back. Such a mess.

    Mary SotoMary Soto18 hours ago
    • I didn't have a DAM thing to do with this. And I bet their mascot is a beaver.

      vinasu maajvinasu maaj17 hours ago
  • You can't just put dirt on top of a earthen dam from time to time and call it good!

    JeepmanJeepman18 hours ago
  • HAHAHA, that's what you get for voting half Whitmer into office, I told you, she raised gas taxes 5 times to fix things and all they did was put in roundabouts every where.🤗😂

    Robert WatermanRobert Waterman18 hours ago
  • The end is VERY near. Please save yourselves while you still can. Believe in Jesus Christ, he is your only safe route, I promise you :)

    ohoh18 hours ago
  • "Shocked" my azz... thats an obviously thin embankment for that much water. The engineers KNEW that was coming. First dam I've ever seen with no concrete sides. Concrete or no concrete, somebody needs to go to jail.

    Ken MoyerKen Moyer18 hours ago
  • guess there were some "Angry Beavers"

    NajereaNajerea19 hours ago
  • NOT a dam failure!!! That is the emergency spillway for the Dam. It is designed that way to prevent damage to the main dam structure. Get a clue. And stop perpetuating uncouth information.

    Fidelity QuesterFidelity Quester19 hours ago
  • Sad part is all you can do is Watch. Ain't jack anyone can do

    SAM The SHAMSAM The SHAM19 hours ago
  • This is horrible and all attorney general Dana Nessels fault for sueing the owners to raise the water level and winning so making them raise the water to unsafe levels with the dams condition just months before is broke destroying all these peoples lifes. Dana Nessel needs to be prosecuted for this crime!

    Chaarah BanGadChaarah BanGad20 hours ago
  • That's what happens when you privatize the maintenance of infrastructure--you place it in for-profit company hands. Thanks Rick Snyder.

    The SparksterThe Sparkster20 hours ago
  • The Governor is right on it! She knows everything!!! Not!

    Always Learning Thank you!Always Learning Thank you!21 hour ago
  • Man of you would have just kept filming the REAL footage was coming!!!!!

    KravMike08KravMike0821 hour ago
  • Wow, that's the dam? Dirt reinforced grass???????

    Houston binkleyHouston binkley21 hour ago
  • Michigan AG Dana Nessel sued the dam owners forcing them to top up the water in the dam, they did not want to do this and cited it would be unsafe

    Anti GrantyAnti Granty21 hour ago
  • Dams should be made of concrete. A beaver can make a stronger dam

    Guillaume FracchiaGuillaume Fracchia21 hour ago
  • I didn't have a DAM thing to do with this. And I bet their mascot is a beaver.

    Josh BennettJosh Bennett21 hour ago
  • Michigan is becoming Mississippi north so expect alot more of this stuff

    Mark WilliamsMark Williams22 hours ago
  • This is what happens when you record vertical video.

    BRUXXUSBRUXXUS22 hours ago
  • Steel sheet piling common for levee reinforcement could have remedied this with adequate plan years prior. This is what happens when libs control things.

    Xx XxXx Xx22 hours ago
  • I want to see what comes after!

    Clearanceman2Clearanceman223 hours ago
  • Aaaah...and the varicose veins of Mother Earth is released....how earthly sound is that!

    Thia LoveThia Love23 hours ago
  • No one seems to be asking questions about why the dam was running at such a high level. There are control system in place for limiting water levels within the design tolerance of the dam design that were ignored, resulting in catastrophic failure. This need not have happened

    James PinkJames Pink23 hours ago
  • Maybe don't build a dam with just dirt. Add some rocks and after maybe plant trees all along it

    EL GUAPOEL GUAPO23 hours ago
  • FAKE pandemics and man made dams .....

    1_ Fishin'_ Magician1_ Fishin'_ Magician23 hours ago
  • Damn Dam ?

    Curtis SherrillCurtis SherrillDay ago
  • An Earthen dam to hold back a lake that size? Not too bright!

    Donald LeiderDonald LeiderDay ago
  • 偶买噶

    孙阳孙阳Day ago
  • The water I am sure could have been stopped by obese Michigan Militiamen and their AR-15s!

    quig66quig66Day ago
    • He doesn't seemed very surprised. How did he know it was about to happen?

      gtoss chddygtoss chddy23 hours ago
  • look at the gates they are totally up. they should be down letting the water out. who ordered the gates to be raised ? they should be in the spring position to lower the water not all the way up this was done on purpose!!!

    will friarwill friarDay ago
    • C

      gtoss chddygtoss chddy23 hours ago
  • To be honest, the epidemic in the United States is out of control, the United States now has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world, the highest number of deaths, one of the fastest growth rates, and is also the country with the least stringent preventive measures, if every American does not pay attention to these, this virus will quickly destroy every person in the United States, because the consequences of the virus will affect these infected people, for life, they are your nationals, they are your friends, they are the future of your country, you should stop blaming each other, stand together and work together, every great country is disintegrating from internal divisions, now that the United States is on such a path, it is time for Americans to wake up.

    白Jiu白JiuDay ago
  • Since he recorded it, Must be guilty of busting the dam...

    Joe SchlotthauerJoe SchlotthauerDay ago
  • It's only Michigan you know that is the armpit of this country

    jayb campsjayb campsDay ago
  • No alarm?

    poldpoldDay ago
  • DAMn!

    Jennifer MillerJennifer MillerDay ago
  • You call that a dam? LMAO

    Blood BerylBlood BerylDay ago
  • Missed opportunity to deploy "landscape mode"

    bobstu69bobstu69Day ago
  • That is a spillway..to much pressure is released by this ...the dam is saved

    Fred GenoFred GenoDay ago