Dam Failure

Dam failure involves an unintended release or surge of impounded water due to collapse, damage, over topping, and similar structural failure of a dam structure. Causes of dam failure include, but are not limited to gradual breakdown from normal aging, insufficient design or construction, lack of repair or maintenance, vandalism, blockage by debris, flooding, and similar causes. Failure of a dam can result in damage to or loss of life and property.

In the past any flooding event within Wadena County or downstream from the county has been caused by flooding overflow and not by structure failure of dams.

Wadena County Dams
There are 3 dams in Wadena County.