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Dam break forces evacuation

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  • AP/The Arizona Republic, Christine Keith
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  • Aug. 17, 2008: A stranded rafter is lowered to shore by an National Park Service employee after being short hauled across the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. An earthen dam broke near the Grand Canyon early Sunday after heavy rains that forced officials to pluck hundreds of residents and campers from the gorge by helicopter.
  • Aug. 17, 2008: People enter a Red Cross shelter in Peach Springs, Ariz. The shelter is housing those displaced by flooding along the western end of the Grand Canyon after heavy weekend rains caused flooding near Havasu Falls, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.
  • Aug. 17, 2008: Stranded rafters are joined by NPS employees before being short hauled across the Colorado River.
  • Aug. 17, 2008: Paul Krogue of Montana, who was camped above Mooney Falls at the Havasupai Campground in Arizona when he and fellow camper Jess Bernard became stranded from rising water, sits in a car outside Peach Springs, Ariz.
  • Aug. 17, 2008: Twenty Six people bed down in a Red Cross shelter in Peach Springs, Ariz. The shelter is housing those displaced by flooding along the western end of the Grand Canyon after heavy weekend rains caused flooding near Havasu Falls, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.
  • Aug. 17, 2008: A Red Cross shelter is shown in Peach Springs, Ariz. The shelter is housing those displaced by flooding along the western end of the Grand Canyon after heavy weekend rains caused flooding near Havasu Falls, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.
  • This graphic shows Supai, Ariz., the site of a Grand Canyon flood evacuation.

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