The winter of 1971-72 saw large amounts of rainfall throughout the central Appalachians. By February, 1972, the ground was saturated, and the rivers were overflowing. And a gob dam located on Buffalo Creek in West Virginia which wasn’t designed to be a dam gave way in a rushing wall of water, muck and black death that destroyed 17 communities, took 123 lives and left thousands homeless.
Today Steve and Rod tell the story of the Buffalo Creek flood and its aftermath.
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