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Utah dams improve, but high hazard conditions still exist

Lee Davidson of The Deseret Morning News used state data to show that "44 percent of such Utah 'high hazard' dams meet all minimum safety standards - more than a sixfold improvement" since the paper last examined Utah's dams in 1988. "At that time, officials rated as safe a mere 7 percent of those dams classified as 'high hazard,' defined as those where failure would likely kill people and cause extensive damage." Salt Lake City is downstream from eight unsafe dams.

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