• 6 minutes Trump vs. MbS
  • 11 minutes Can the World Survive without Saudi Oil?
  • 15 minutes WTI @ $75.75, headed for $64 - 67
  • 38 mins U.S. Shale Oil Debt: Deep the Denial
  • 14 hours Satellite Moons to Replace Streetlamps?!
  • 2 days US top CEO's are spending their own money on the midterm elections
  • 1 day EU to Splash Billions on Battery Factories
  • 11 hours The Dirt on Clean Electric Cars
  • 9 hours Owning stocks long-term low risk?
  • 2 days The Balkans Are Coming Apart at the Seams Again
  • 2 hours Can “Renewables” Dent the World’s need for Electricity?
  • 2 days Uber IPO Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion
  • 2 days A $2 Trillion Saudi Aramco IPO Keeps Getting Less Realistic
  • 2 days OPEC Is Struggling To Deliver On Increased Output Pledge
  • 2 days 47 Oil & Gas Projects Expected to Start in SE Asia between 2018 & 2025
  • 1 day The end of "King Coal" in the Wales
Lithium Is Yesterday’s News – Vanadium Is The Future

Lithium Is Yesterday’s News – Vanadium Is The Future

Scalable sustainable energy storage has…

Goldman Sachs: This Is The Next Big Risk For Oil

Goldman Sachs: This Is The Next Big Risk For Oil

Goldman Sachs commodities expert Jeffrey…

Residents Ordered to Evacuate as Dam in Louisiana Threatens Imminent Collapse

Whilst much of the US is facing the worst drought in 50 years, another part is suffering the effects of too much water.

Torrential rains caused by Hurricane Isaac have swollen Lake Tangipahoa in Mississippi to such an extent that the dam which forms one side of the lake is under threat of collapse.

The lake is on the border of Louisiana, just north of the town of Kentwood. State officials had been planning to carry out repairs to the dam this winter, and now fear that the excess water being held in the reservoir could lead to its imminent collapse.

About 60,000 residents living downstream of the dam, along the Tangipahoa River have been ordered to evacuate, and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that if the dam were to break it may could potentially flood Kentwood with 17 feet of water in an hour and a half.

Officials have been considering breaching one side of the dam so that the water from the 450 acre lake can be released in a more controlled manner into a forested area.

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com


x

Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News