St. Johns, AZ Dam Break Sends Flooding, Apr 1915
8 DROWNED WHEN BIG DAM GOES.
LYMAN RESERVOIR IN PHOENIX ARIZONA, GIVES WAY AND SENDS GREAT WALL OF WATER INTO ST. JOHNS.
DANGER IS GREAT.
RESERVOIR AT HUNT, NORTHWEST OF ST. JOHNS, MAY ALSO BREAK; WOODRUFF, ARIZ., WOULD BE FLOODED.
Phoenix, Ariz., April 15. -- With a terrific roar, the Lyman reservoir suddenly gave way today and sent a great wall of water racing down on St. Johns, Ariz., twelve miles below.
Eight persons are known to have been drowned, including three grandchildren of MRS. RACHAEL BARRY, a member of the Arizona General Assembly. Several persons are missing.
Two smaller reservoirs near St. Johns are weakening and are likely to collapse at any moment, according to brief advices from the scene.
The eight victims lived close under the reservoir dam which collapsed. At St. Johns the flood was three feet high and rising.
If the reservoir at Hunt, northwest of St. Johns, collapses as it threatens to do, Woodruff, Ariz., will be in great danger. The inhabitants of Woodruff have been warned to prepare for flight. Many have moved out of the danger zone already.
Wisconsin Daily Journal Madison Wisconsin 1915-04-15