‘Nother Brick in The Wall (Brick 8)

13 08 2010

On August 14, 1967, after an unprecedented record rainfall upstream, the Chena River began to surge over its banks, flooding almost the entire town of Fairbanks overnight. The results of this disaster eventually led to the creation of the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project, which built and operates the eight-mile long, fifty-foot high Moose Creek Dam, designed to prevent a repetition of the 1967 Flood by being able to divert water in the Chena River upstream from Fairbanks into the Tanana River (and thus bypassing the city).

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