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Troubling update on the structural integrity of Isabella Dam
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County supervisors received a troubling update on the Lake Isabella Dam Tuesday. Emergency response personnel met later in the day to plan for a full-scale evacuation in Bakersfield in the event an earthquake were to cause the dam to fail.
A 600-foot-long trench, full of monitoring devices, snakes along the western-side of Lake Isabella's auxiliary dam. Geologists and engineers hope to gain crucial data from those devices, about seismic activity in and around th
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Here's an aerial shot of what they're up against:
That's a lot of water. I don't see how they could be saying there would be trouble after 8 hours. It looks like to me if that thing failed it would be major trouble in a very few short minutes, if that.