- Associated Press - Sunday, November 8, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Officials are confirming that at least four dams on Fort Jackson either broke or were damaged during last month’s epic flooding that swamped Columbia, including neighborhoods near the Army training base.

The State newspaper of Columbia reports (https://bit.ly/1WHaaW1 ) the damaged structures are in the Gills Creek watershed and near the post’s western border with Columbia.

Neighbors complained that water releases from Fort Jackson flooded their homes.

Officials said they haven’t found any failed dams on the eastern side of the sprawling basic training post, where flooding also damaged property and closed roads in the Colonels Creek watershed.

State regulators said previously a dam at the post’s Semmes Lake was one of more than two dozen statewide that failed after more than a foot of rain fell in early October.

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Information from: The State, https://www.thestate.com


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