"Danger Pent Up Behind Aging Dams"

"Lake Isabella Dam is just one acute example of a widespread problem: Of the nation’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. But repairing all those dams would cost billions of dollars, and it is far from clear who would provide all the money in a recessionary era. "

Henry Fountain reports for the New York Times February 21, 2011.

Source: NY Times, 02/22/2011