Authorities continue effort to save two Isaac-damaged dams
Published: September 6,2012
LAMAR COUNTY and PIKE COUNTY — Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the release of water from two damaged dams in Lamar and Pike counties continues.
MEMA director Robert Latham says while it uncertain how any additional rainfall may impact these dams, work will continue until the risk to the public is eliminated.
Neither dam has been breached.
In Lamar County, pumping is continuing at the Buccaneer Drive Dam on Oak Grove Lake to relieve the pressure on the dam. Latham says two-12 inch pumps are moving about 6,000 to 8,000 gallons of water per minute. It is estimated that the water level is dropping at a rate of about an inch per hour.
In Pike County, 33 pumps are pumping more than 140,000 gallons of water per minute from Lake Tangipahoa at Percy Quin State Park.
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