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Flash flooding causes collapse of three small dams

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TWISP — Three small dams in the upper Benson Creek area collapsed on Thursday, contributing to flooding and mudslides that destroyed homes, took out fences and irrigation equipment, and dug huge channels south of Twisp.

The dams, known as the Wenner Lakes six miles southeast of Twisp, are private and used to hold back water for irrigation and recreation, said state Department of Ecology spokesman Dan Partridge.

Two other lakes with dams in the area used by the state Department…

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