Taum Sauk Reservoir Bursts

Wednesday, 14th December 2005 by

It seems that the reservoir of the Taum Sauk pumped storage plant in Missouri burst today. The reservoir sits on top of Proffit Mountain, some 800 feet above the hydroelectric plant, and when a section of the reservoir collapsed, it sent a 20 foot crest of water down the Black River, washing away homes and cars in its path.

Details are still unclear, but for more information on the story, you could try the Google News coverage.

Thanks to Ned Mitchell.