The chasm in the Teton Dam continued to widen as the pent-up water eroded the earthen structure. The 307-foot dam had been declared breached at 11:57 a.m. on June 5, 1976. This photo was taken a little after 1 p.m.
The chasm in the Teton Dam continued to widen as the pent-up water eroded the earthen structure. The 307-foot dam had been declared breached at 11:57 a.m. on June 5, 1976. This photo was taken a little after 1 p.m. Robert Bower Courtesy of the Idaho Falls Post-Register
The chasm in the Teton Dam continued to widen as the pent-up water eroded the earthen structure. The 307-foot dam had been declared breached at 11:57 a.m. on June 5, 1976. This photo was taken a little after 1 p.m. Robert Bower Courtesy of the Idaho Falls Post-Register

40 years later, remembering Idaho’s Teton Dam collapse

June 05, 2016 12:15 AM