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June 16th, 2008
A closer look: San Marcos flood control dams

Five earthen dams on Sink and Purgatory creeks upstream of town hold back flood waters from inundating the city. In 1998, the dams saved San Marcos from the worst of a devastating flood. A closer look at the structures:

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» GRAPHIC: Map showing flood control dam locations 06/16/08

» GRAPHIC: Details of each dam 06/16/08

» Tour stresses importance of flood control dams 06/16/08


Reprint of articles by Brad Rollins originally published in the San Marcos Daily Record

» Inspection report kick starts maintenance on flood control dams 05/30/06

» Condition of flood control dams to be watched more closely 07/27/06

» County dam maintenance completed 10/15/06

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  1. I’ve lived here for nearly 11 years now and I didn’t know where some of these are. You can see what I guess is Number 5 from the Rail Road Overpass on Wonder World Drive but before that opened a few years ago you’d drive right by on Hunter and never know it’s there.

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