In Colorado, which has dammed nearly all of its rivers, hundreds of dams have become structurally deficient and in need of repairs.Which naturally doesn't do much good when the state is under deluge from record-breaking rainstorms.
According to a Division of Water Resources report for the year ending in October 2010, 359 dams are classified as high-hazard, meaning that their failure would probably kill people.
The state has dealt with deficiencies in these and other dams by limiting the amount of water they're permitted to hold.
I'm so sorry, Coloradans. I am fearful and angry for all the people at risk of injury, property loss, and/or inconvenience because we collectively respond to infrastructure collapse (and climate change) with a yawn and a shrug.
[H/T to Deeky.]