Tuesday, May 15, 2007

If Wolf Creek Dam Were to Break....

our Middle Tennessee Editor, Jay Moore, better brush up on his back stroke. Seepage is turning the land around the dam into a swamp, greatly increasing the chances of a failure according to the Corps of Engineers.

If Wolf Creek dam breaks, how bad would it get in Nashville?
Forget Tennessee Titans football. LP Field would be better suited for water polo.
"The 30-yard line would be 30 feet underwater. Everything above Nashville, the effects would be a little more pronounced. Everything below Nashville, a little less," said Lt. Col. Steve Roemhildt of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

We have previously posted about problems with the Wolf Creek dam that led to a massive draw down of Lake Cumberland. In a worse case scenario the draw down could hurt the fishery in the tail waters below the dam.

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