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Originally posted by Greensage
I checked out the link and sure enough it is just as the OP says, but both the OP and the site fail to mention where in the heck this place is!
LOL, I cannot find a single reference to any State! Are they that famous?
Hydrogen sulfide forms when the concentrations of sulfates in the watershed immediately behind these dams are higher than normal. During the summer months, the sulfates are converted to hydrogen sulfide gas through microbial activity occurring in the bottom layers of the lake. As the water leaves the lake, the hydrogen sulfide gas is released into the air, creating an unhealthy situation in the tailwater areas.
The naturally occurring problem is confined to the area adjacent to the spillways and does not pose a problem to recreational users of the lake. There is no indication that fish taken from the lake pose a health risk if consumed, according to the Corps.
Hydrogen sulphide gas
Hydrogen sulphide gas is one of the most deadly occupational hazards in drilling. It goes by many names: H2S, Sour Gas and Sulfuretted Hydrogen.
People working in the oil and gas industry must be aware of its deadly properties. Sewer maintenance crews, blasters and miners have learned to respect this gas.
Employers must ensure that workers who may be exposed to H2S gas are able to recognize its lethal effects. Workers should also know how to rescue and administer first aid to victims who are overcome.
This lake is along the path that, and I'm sorry I don't remember the name of the man or where to find the link, runs from the Gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi to Illinois/Kentucky, up to Ohio, through the state of Ohio to Lake Erie and into Canada