One year after deadly SC flooding, see how the dams failed across the Midlands

Historic rainfall across the Midlands in October 2015 caused dam failures and massive flooding in many parts of Richland and Lexington counties. The State newspaper recreates the major catastrophes that struck the Columbia area, which resulted in
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Historic rainfall across the Midlands in October 2015 caused dam failures and massive flooding in many parts of Richland and Lexington counties. The State newspaper recreates the major catastrophes that struck the Columbia area, which resulted in

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.