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Sacramento stories: Auburn cofferdam collapses (February 1986)

This is one in a series of videos looking back at big stories in Sacramento-area history. This one took place on Feb. 18, 1986, when the cofferdam built in preparation for the construction of Auburn Dam collapsed above Folsom Lake.
Sacramento Bee and Department of Water Resources photos