Pumps provided for partial breach of Robbins Lake Dam


UPDATE: 1/3/2020 3:45 p.m.

ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The United States Army Corps of Engineers provided two pumps to Adams County in response to flash flooding that caused a partial breach of the Robbins Lake Dam Thursday night.

The breach happened on the south side of the lake. According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the pumps are helping prevent further damage to the area. They are also used to assist in draining the lake to repair the dam, culverts, and the road. A small number of neighbors were also affected by the breach.

The 12-inch pumps come from the Vidalia, LA, branch of USACE. They were received by Adams County emergency management.

Crews will pump during daylight hours today and tomorrow, January 4th. 

ADAMS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Adams County Emergency Management has closed Robbins Lake Road after water was seen coming over the dam.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning because of the potentially life threatening situation.

If the dam were to break, it could be catastrophic for 20 nearby homes. Emergency managers are keeping a close eye on the situation.

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