US gives Colorado $10M to fix dam upstream of ski resort

Colorado News

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — U.S. officials have given Colorado a $10 million grant to fix a dam upstream of the ski resort town of Breckenridge that could lead to deadly flooding if it were to fail.

The Goose Pasture Tarn dam is one of 24 dams in unsatisfactory condition in Colorado _ and 1,688 nationwide _ that an Associated Press investigation found last year.

The Summit Daily News reports the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the grant last month. FEMA says a failure would affect more than 2,000 homes and businesses, damage roadways and harm the water supply.

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