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 - irgos.info/fylm-hay/uH9lnGmXrKaarqw.html
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


  1. Mark Hayos

    Mark Hayosپیش 4 دقیقه

    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.

  2. Mark Hayos

    Mark Hayosپیش 33 دقیقه

    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) ;-)-

  3. The CIA

    The CIAپیش ساعت


  4. Walter Bank

    Walter Bankپیش 2 ساعت

    I Don't like earth dams one bit!

  5. Hank Bridges

    Hank Bridgesپیش 4 ساعت

    Could the glaciers melting cause all these dams to be flooded and collapse?

  6. john knowing

    john knowingپیش 5 ساعت

    Earthen dams aren't worth s shit anywhere

  7. Ego Banana

    Ego Bananaپیش 6 ساعت

    dam is like 10% concrete and 90% dirt lmao

  8. difflam74

    difflam74پیش 6 ساعت

    Wait the dam is made of earth ? Not concrete ?

  9. chippledon1

    chippledon1پیش 6 ساعت

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

  10. Jeff Milroy

    Jeff Milroyپیش 7 ساعت

    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.......

  11. john hessom

    john hessomپیش 7 ساعت

    Combined with corona virus its bad

  12. gary smallwood

    gary smallwoodپیش 8 ساعت

    So how many great lakes do we have in Michigan now?

  13. Hiccum Blurpaedius

    Hiccum Blurpaediusپیش 8 ساعت

    God dammed it

  14. Tom Servo

    Tom Servoپیش 8 ساعت

    Where did it go??

  15. AvgDude

    AvgDudeپیش 8 ساعت

    There is no state with shittier infrastructure than Michigan.

  16. A5000A

    A5000Aپیش 8 ساعت

    ill be Damn

  17. New Dimension

    New Dimensionپیش 8 ساعت

    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

  18. Kevin Sills

    Kevin Sillsپیش 9 ساعت

    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!!!

  19. EdgeyB

    EdgeyBپیش 9 ساعت

    Historic floods, tornadoes, the plague whats next locusts 😵?

  20. TheJjrjr125

    TheJjrjr125پیش 9 ساعت

    So water washes away dirt. Who knew? 🤷

  21. Riot4Peace

    Riot4Peaceپیش 10 ساعت

    Michigan's a damn failure.

  22. UltimateAHP

    UltimateAHPپیش 10 ساعت

    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?

  23. Burt O

    Burt Oپیش 11 ساعت

    These should have seen sheet pile reinforced

  24. Daniel Lelievre

    Daniel Lelievreپیش 11 ساعت

    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

  25. Greg Galloway

    Greg Gallowayپیش 11 ساعت

    "There it Goes!" Yea, there goes your lake front property values, literallydown stream!

  26. Rose Marie prudhomme

    Rose Marie prudhommeپیش 11 ساعت

    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.

  27. Yeager Mcbipper

    Yeager Mcbipperپیش 11 ساعت

    100% Avoidable if Michigan democRATs would have let the spillway open to release water. This is all on democRATic politicians.


    DARK APPERITIONپیش 12 ساعت

    Ah Dam! ......... [Edit:] was just expressing shock, no disrespect intended :)

  29. Grady Wilson

    Grady Wilsonپیش 12 ساعت

    Dam it

  30. Carl Hursh

    Carl Hurshپیش 12 ساعت

    See, the Grand Canyon could not have formed in millions of years! More like weeks!

  31. Playing-Rags

    Playing-Ragsپیش 13 ساعت

    Kinda like their Governor’s plan!

  32. Wendell Ellis Edwards

    Wendell Ellis Edwardsپیش 13 ساعت


  33. Juan Marquez

    Juan Marquezپیش 14 ساعت

    There it goes a garbage proyect for a dam construcción

  34. Western V

    Western Vپیش 14 ساعت

    Democratic ran state going to shit anyone expect anything less

  35. Phoenix Lyon

    Phoenix Lyonپیش 14 ساعت

    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.

  36. Just the real news

    Just the real newsپیش 14 ساعت

    Trump did it ...🤥💩🐁🖕

  37. Starscream 9

    Starscream 9پیش 14 ساعت

    Who the fuck built that Wreck It Ralph?


    MAGA SUPPORTER2020پیش 14 ساعت

    Gov Whitmer was too busy banning gardening to address dams

  39. BareBackBear

    BareBackBearپیش 15 ساعت

    Looks like our dams are build almost as good as our roads......

  40. bones007able

    bones007ableپیش 15 ساعت

    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

  41. vinasu maaj

    vinasu maajپیش 15 ساعت

    Someone hire a beaver to build good damns

  42. Harry Freedom

    Harry Freedomپیش 15 ساعت

    Who builds homes downstream from an earthen dam? Maga kuntry?

  43. Tig Dogsbody

    Tig Dogsbodyپیش 16 ساعت

    On top of everything else that has gone wrong in your lovely State.

  44. Mary Soto

    Mary Sotoپیش 16 ساعت

    Sorry. Sometimes you wish you could hold it back. Such a mess.

  45. vinasu maaj

    vinasu maajپیش 15 ساعت

    I didn't have a DAM thing to do with this. And I bet their mascot is a beaver.

  46. Jeepman

    Jeepmanپیش 16 ساعت

    You can't just put dirt on top of a earthen dam from time to time and call it good!

  47. Robert Waterman

    Robert Watermanپیش 16 ساعت

    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.🤗😂

  48. oh

    ohپیش 16 ساعت

    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 :)

  49. Ken Moyer

    Ken Moyerپیش 16 ساعت

    "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.

  50. Najerea

    Najereaپیش 17 ساعت

    guess there were some "Angry Beavers"

  51. Fidelity Quester

    Fidelity Questerپیش 17 ساعت

    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.

  52. SAM The SHAM

    SAM The SHAMپیش 17 ساعت

    Sad part is all you can do is Watch. Ain't jack anyone can do

  53. Chaarah BanGad

    Chaarah BanGadپیش 18 ساعت

    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!

  54. The Sparkster

    The Sparksterپیش 18 ساعت

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

  55. Always Learning Thank you!

    Always Learning Thank you!پیش 19 ساعت

    The Governor is right on it! She knows everything!!! Not!

  56. KravMike08

    KravMike08پیش 19 ساعت

    Man of you would have just kept filming the REAL footage was coming!!!!!

  57. Houston binkley

    Houston binkleyپیش 19 ساعت

    Wow, that's the dam? Dirt reinforced grass???????

  58. Anti Granty

    Anti Grantyپیش 19 ساعت

    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

  59. Guillaume Fracchia

    Guillaume Fracchiaپیش 19 ساعت

    Dams should be made of concrete. A beaver can make a stronger dam

  60. Josh Bennett

    Josh Bennettپیش 19 ساعت

    I didn't have a DAM thing to do with this. And I bet their mascot is a beaver.

  61. Mark Williams

    Mark Williamsپیش 20 ساعت

    Michigan is becoming Mississippi north so expect alot more of this stuff


    BRUXXUSپیش 20 ساعت

    This is what happens when you record vertical video.

  63. Xx Xx

    Xx Xxپیش 21 ساعت

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

  64. Clearanceman2

    Clearanceman2پیش 21 ساعت

    I want to see what comes after!

  65. Thia Love

    Thia Loveپیش 21 ساعت

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

  66. James Pink

    James Pinkپیش 21 ساعت

    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

  67. EL GUAPO

    EL GUAPOپیش 21 ساعت

    Maybe don't build a dam with just dirt. Add some rocks and after maybe plant trees all along it

  68. 1_ Fishin'_ Magician

    1_ Fishin'_ Magicianپیش 21 ساعت

    FAKE pandemics and man made dams .....

  69. Curtis Sherrill

    Curtis Sherrillپیش 22 ساعت

    Damn Dam ?

  70. Donald Leider

    Donald Leiderپیش 23 ساعت

    An Earthen dam to hold back a lake that size? Not too bright!

  71. 孙阳

    孙阳پیش 23 ساعت


  72. quig66

    quig66پیش 23 ساعت

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

  73. gtoss chddy

    gtoss chddyپیش 22 ساعت

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

  74. will friar

    will friarپیش روز

    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!!!

  75. gtoss chddy

    gtoss chddyپیش 22 ساعت


  76. 白Jiu

    白Jiuپیش روز

    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.

  77. Joe Schlotthauer

    Joe Schlotthauerپیش روز

    Since he recorded it, Must be guilty of busting the dam...

  78. jayb camps

    jayb campsپیش روز

    It's only Michigan you know that is the armpit of this country

  79. pold

    poldپیش روز

    No alarm?

  80. Jennifer Miller

    Jennifer Millerپیش روز


  81. Blood Beryl

    Blood Berylپیش روز

    You call that a dam? LMAO

  82. bobstu69

    bobstu69پیش روز

    Missed opportunity to deploy "landscape mode"

  83. Fred Geno

    Fred Genoپیش روز

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