A small dam in Bastrop State Park in Texas failed May 25 as a result of floodwaters in the area.
At the time this was written, the Colorado River at Bastrop was reported to be about 26.2 feet, or 3 feet above flood stage.
Locations affected by the dam break included:
— Eastern Tahitian Village, which was evacuated to higher grounds
— Highway 71, which was closed
— A local golf course (unnamed)
Water from the dam, which impounds a 7-acre lake on Copperas Creek, drained into the nearby Colorado River, and the lake is nearly empty, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife.
There were no injuries or deaths reported, and the dam does not impound water for a hydropower facility.
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