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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A dam contributes to flooding during Hurricane Floyd

Holland describes how the Riegelwood Dam contributed to the flooding. When the dam was opened, it created a glut of water that had nowhere to go, so it rose. The dam operators had no choice but to open the doors: had they not done so, the dam would have burst. This brief passage may help explain why the flooding was so extensive.

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Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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