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I am sorry you are dealing with this situation. Potentially an adjacent owner could be liable for the flooding. The damaged party would need to prove that the dam owner was negligent and this negligence led to the flooding of lake and subsequent property damage. However, if the dam owner was not negligent, typically a person is not liable for what is consider "acts of God" (Forced Majeure), events which are natural disasters in which no one is held liable.
Examples of facts that the damaged property owner would need to show: that the dam was not adequately maintained; not properly permitted or not allowed on the property; not build to standards that would have retained the water, etc.... Not easy to prove but possible.
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