#345 - Teton Flood
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 52.993 W 111° 32.354
12T E 456682 N 4859043
Quick Description: History sign on Idaho Hwy. 33 near Newdale, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 1:45:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDX0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 7

Long Description:
This history sign is located on Idaho Hwy. 33 between Tetonia and Newdale and discusses the Teton Flood.
Marker Name: Teton Flood

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
When Teton Dam suddenly was washed away, June 5, 1976. A large reservoir (280 feet deep) was dumped on farms and towns below. Houses floated away and crop land was ruined as water surged into Snake River ad American Falls Reservoir, which finally controlled that flood. Church, government, and disaster relief agencies responded effectively, but 14 lives were lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damages resulted from that unforgettable calamity. All that remains of Teton Dam still can be seen from a viewpoint 1.5 miles north of here.

County: Teton

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 345

Web link(s) for additional information:

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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