Officials warn Arizona dam could fail and flood village

  • Vehicles caught during a flash flood wait to get towed from the waters on a local street as a result of heavy rains from tropical storm Rosa Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

  • In this Oct. 2, 2018 photo provided by the Tohono O’odham Nation Dept. of Public Safety, is flooding near the Menagers Dam community in Arizona. An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, threatening a small Native American community that is working to evacuate residents. (Tohono O’odham Nation Dept. of Public Safety via AP)

  • In this Oct. 2, 2018 photo provided by the Tohono O’odham Nation Dept. of Public Safety, is flooding near the Kohatk Village in Pinal County, Arizona. An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, threatening a small Native American community that is working to evacuate residents. (Tohono O’odham Nation Dept. of Public Safety via AP)

PHOENIX — An earthen dam in Arizona’s southern desert could fail and flood a small village because the lake behind it is swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa, officials said Wednesday.

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