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Rural Missouri Dam Fails

December 14, 2005

LESTERVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A dam in rural southeast Missouri failed Wednesday morning after a night of heavy rain and one person was missing, authorities said.

A family of five was rescued after the Upper Taum Sauk Lake Dam failed, the Reynolds County Sheriff’s Department said. Conditions along the Black River were considered dangerous, the National Weather Service said.

The dam is in the Ozarks, about 100 miles southeast of St. Louis.

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