Monday, February 21, 2011

Lake Isabella dam could fail, swallowing Bakersfield under 30 feet of water

A nice update of the perilous condition of the Lake Isabella dam above Bakersfield was presented in the New York Times this weekend. The Californian has done numerous similar stories, pointing out on how an active earthquake fault lies underneath the earthen dam. According to The Times, a catastrophic failure would send enough water down the Kern River to put Bakersfield under 30 feet of water. (photo courtesy of The New York Times)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks, New York Times.