Cracked dam impacts farming

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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 22, 2014

Cracked Dam Impacts Farming

A cracked dam in Washington endangers farming near the area with lower water levels and the looming threat of a summer heat. Lowered water levels have caused a temporary increase in tourism in spots but also revealed old graves.

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