2200 Evacuated in Montgomery County

Lake Needwood

Lake Needwood is 25 feet over its banks and the dam that created the artificial lake is now seeping water. Montgomery County has evacuated the 2200+ people who live below the lake in some of the surrounding housing areas. If the dam were to burst, 19 feet of water could fill the low-lying areas near the lake itself and represent a serious disaster for the area, yet another in a string of issues cause by the nearly 15″ of rain that DC’s gotten in the past six days.

Here’s hoping the Dam holds….

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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