Recent Quakes Lead to Dam Inspections
TRWD will have engineers inspect Eagle Mountain Lake dam
Chris Van Horne, NBC 5 News
The Eagle Mountain Reservoir manager is conducting daily inspections, after at least 19 tremors struck the North Texas region in November.
In the last month there have been more than a dozen earthquakes that have hit parts of North Texas. Most weren't strong enough for residents to notice, but there could be some serious consequences.
On the waters of Eagle Mountain Lake
, it was smooth sailing on Saturday. But for the last 30 days there have been plenty of rumbles nearby.
"That's not a huge earthquake and they don't really have much of an impact around here," said Dutch Rovell, who works at the Eagle Mountain Lake Marina.
While some residents along the lake have felt the quakes, none of the 19 temblors have caused any damage. That leaves many people in the area, like Rovell, not overly concerned.
"I can't imagine that would do that kind of damage," Rovell said. "I'd rather them be safe than sorry, I wouldn't want them to go 'whatever, it's all good, it's built well.'"
But TRWD officials are being proactive and will check. The Lake Country Sun
newspaper reports that officials at Possum Kingdom Lake will also inspect the dam there in wake of two quakes near Mineral Wells. Inspections done out of an abundance of caution, but caution those in the area appreciate.
"I'd rather them being out here watching over it with a fine tooth comb than kind of letting it to do its own thing," Rovell said.