13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Teton Dam Disaster Site

On June 5th 1976 the 100 million dollar Teton Dam project failed. Built on a lava flow of basalt and rhyolite it was unsuitable for the build. The water flooded from Teton to Blackfoot Idaho and destroyed 300 million dollars worth of property.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Newdale , Idaho, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5000
Copyright: © Jacob Gifford