Incredible video captures moment Michigan’s Edenville Dam burst and drained…

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News Story Source:, By VALERIE EDWARDS
Incredible footage shows the moment a Michigan dam burst last week, draining an entire lake as flood waters left behind a trail of devastation for thousands of residents. 

In one video, residents are seen recording the Edenville Dam bursting, which started with a large mudslide. Rushing water is then seen gushing out of a 10-yard opening that continued to grow. 

Drone footage also shows the entire Wixom Lake in Midland County's Hope Township drained of water due to the dam failure. 

Residents and businesses in Central Michigan communities were submerged when the Edenville and Sanford dams failed last Tuesday.

The Tittabawassee River became engorged late Tuesday when the aging dams burst following days of heavy rain. 

The river crested Wednesday in Midland – about 20 miles upstream from Spaulding Township – leaving the small city and surrounding areas under several feet of water and forcing about 11,000 people to evacuate their homes.  

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