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06/11/1977 Toccoa Falls Dam in Georgia gives way and 39 people die


Toccoa Falls Dam Break - 1977

After 5 days of rain, the dam burst and 176 million gallons of water streamed through the university campus below. Most of the college personnel, who lived at the campus, were asleep at the time, and 39 of them were swept to death. After this event, the dam was not reconstructed.