Posts Tagged ‘dam’

Summer rains mean lower TVA power bills

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says an unusually wet summer has translated into lower electric bills for customers. John McCormick, Tennessee Valley Authority’s vice president for river operations, said in a statement that the rain kept the utility’s hydroelectric dams, which provide the cheapest source of energy, working overdrive. Scott Brooks, a Nashville-based […] [...]

Engineer: Dam project could cost more than $1M

PURVIS — A Lamar County engineer says a property owners association could be looking at a $1-million price tag to return a dam in the Lake Serene system of lakes to Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality standards. “We’re hoping that won’t be the case, but it could,” engineer Don Walker said last week. Damage to […] [...]

Officials investigating seeping dam in Pine Belt

by Associated Press Published: November 5,2013

Tags: boil, dam, Don Walker, James Smith, Lake Serene, land, leak, property, real estate, seepage

LAMAR COUNTY — Inspections continue at a dam in Lamar County where seepage was discovered last month. The earthen dam is at Lake Serene North in Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports that seepage was discovered flowing from under the apron of the dam’s spillway on Oct. 16. Also found was a “boil” — a […] [...]

Road to dam cracks; officials find no other damage

by Associated Press Published: September 17,2013

Tags: Canebrake, dam, emergency, infrastructure, Lamar County, property, real estate, residential real estate, road, street, water

PURVIS — Lamar County officials say a crack has been discovered on the roadway that runs on the Canebrake dam but no other damage or seepage has been found on either side of the dam. The Canebrake Homeowners Association is lowering the water level while the roadway is closed for repairs. Canebrake Lake spans about […] [...]

After two-year-closure, state lake ready for re-stocking

SALTILLO — It may not look ready, but according to state wildlife officials, Lake Lamar Bruce is ready to be stocked with fish — very small bluegill and redear sunfish as well as catfish fingerlings. “Tupelo Fish Hatchery and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks have partnered to raise the fish to put back […] [...]

Governor wants bill to force Corps to release water into river

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is urging U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to sponsor legislation that would force the Army Corps of Engineers to release water from dams on the Missouri River to raise the water level on the Mississippi River, where drought conditions could soon halt barge traffic. Beshear, a Democrat, […] [...]

Authorities continue effort to save two Isaac-damaged dams

by Associated Press Published: September 6,2012

Tags: dam, flood, flooding, home, house, hurricane. rain, lake, real estate, residence, resident, residential, strom, tropical, water, Weather

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 […] [...]

Officials pumping out water in effort to save crumbling dam

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: dam, evacuation, flood, flooding, hurricane, lake, rain, tropical weather, water, Weather

LAMAR COUNTY — Officials are using pumps to drop water levels in an earthen dam at the southern end of the Lake Serene system in Lamar County near Hattiesburg that was damaged by the heavy rains of Hurricane Isaac. More than a foot of rain that fell in the area last week saturated the barrier […] [...]

Weakened dam prompts precautionary evacuation

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: dam, disaster, evacuation, flood, flooding, hurricane, lake, natural disaster, rain, severe weather, storm, tropical storm, tropical weather, Weather

LAMAR COUNTY — A portion of the Buccaneer Drive Dam that separates two lakes in Lamar County is sliding, which could cause flooding downstream, so emergency management officials have called for a precautionary evacuation. The sliding, initially reported Monday, is also causing cracks on the roadway. WDAM-TV reports there is no immediate danger and the […] [...]

Officials continue to drain swollen lake; dam still holding

by Associated Press Published: August 31,2012

Tags: dam, flood, flooding, hurricane, lake, rain, severe weather, tropical storm, tropical weather, water, Weather

PIKE COUNTY — Gov. Phil Bryant and local emergency officials are meeting today to discuss the next step in dealing with a lake swollen with rain from the remnants of Isaac inside a southwest Mississippi park. The 2,300-foot-long earthen dam — a levee on which a two-lane roadway runs — has not been breached. Yesterday, […] [...]

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