in North Carolina are using a siphon to lower water levels in a private lake in
Fuquay-Varina where a damn is at risk of failure.
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources said an 8-inch
siphon was installed to lower water levels behind the privately-owned Sherman
Lakes Lower Dam.
said the siphoned water is being directed to a nearby creek.
routine inspection spotted erosion on the dam, which is located about 100 yards from
U.S. Highway 401, officials said.
were progressing uncomfortably to the point where we decided we needed to lower
the reservoir as soon as possible," Steve McEvoy, director of the state's Dam
Safety Program. "So we returned to the site today to lower the reservoir to
reduce the threat of a dam failure."
said an engineer for the dam's owners reported to state dam safety officials they
intend to send plans to repair the dam within a week.
of late Wednesday afternoon, levels in the lake had been lowered enough that
there is no longer water flowing through the emergency spillway, according to
DENR. But the state plans to keep operating the siphon to lower the lake levels
until repairs can begin.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:43:09 GMT
A high school senior from Raleigh is recovering after an apparent shark bite while on vacation at the beach in Brunswick County.According to police, the incident happened on Sunday between 11th and 12th
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