Owner, residents agree northeast Columbia earthen dam needs repairs

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 | 7:54 p.m. CDT; updated 10:23 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No one knows for sure whether it's right to blame a problematic earthen dam at Welch Lake for the flooding about a mile downstream on Hominy Branch where a 20-year-old woman drowned on Sept. 14.