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Barrage de Malpasset (Malpasset Dam)

The Malpasset Dam was an arch dam in Fréjus, France. The structure was built between 1952 and 1954 to provide drinking and irrigation water for the region. Tragically, its existence was short.

In the late fall of 1959, the dam showed sings of leakage, but the officials did not deem it necessary to warn the locals downstream. Heavy rainfall toward the end of November and beginning of December saw the dam nearing its maximum capacity. 

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