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Trial begins over collapsed dam in Lamar County

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GULFPORT, MS (WLBT) - A multi-million dollar civil suit filed over damage from the 2004 collapse of the Big Bay Lake Dam in Lamar County opened Monday in Gulfport.

The March 2004 dam collapse is believed to be the state's largest earthen-dam failure.

The dam unleashed an estimated 7.2 billion gallons of water.

No deaths or major injuries were reported, but some 100 homes were damaged or destroyed.

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