How Safe Are Mississippi Dams?

We’ve seen dams fail recently in South Carolina and we’ve seen it here in Mississippi over the years. When a dam breaks, the damage can be extraordinary. The reason for breaks vary, but one thing is constant — every state, except Alabama, requires that dams be inspected for safety. After sorting through hundreds of pages of information and talking to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, WJTV found that Mississippi isn’t conducting those inspections. Instead, they’ve left it up to the dam owner.   Read the article………….


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