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Engineers release findings on the Delhi Dam

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A variety of problems likely led to the breach of the Lake Delhi Dam last summer.

The dam breached draining the nine-mile long lake in July.

Wednesday, three engineers released their findings saying design and construction issues are to blame. Specifically citing the flood gate that failed to fully open and areas where seepage could have occurred.

The engineers also agreed that a trained engineer should have spotted the weaknesses and performed a closer inspection.

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