- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

AMACKERTOWN, Miss. (AP) - A controlled breach of the failing Amackertown dam has alleviated chances the leaking structure will break, according to Pearl River County officials.

The dam is located on a 50acre lake in Amackertown in north Pearl River County. It was discovered to be leaking on Wednesday.

Pearl River County Emergency Operations spokesman Tony Bounds tells The Picayune Item (https://bit.ly/1t6LEzv ) that a fourfoot wide trench was dug Thursday to drain the lake.

Bounds says it should take three to four days for the lake to be completely emptied.

He says the county’s first priority after the lake is drained is to repair the dam.



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Information from: Picayune Item, https://www.picayuneitem.com

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