On Sunday, May 24 near Willis, TX, Entergy Texas took their Lewis Creek Power Plants Units 1 and 2 offline in an effort to reduce water levels in the Lewis Creek Reservoir and hopefully prevent levee failure at the Lewis Creek Dam. Extreme rainfall amounts all around the Houston, Texas area have caused extreme soil saturation surrounding the reservoir dam.
Since Sunday, Entergy Texas’ repair work has made major progress in efforts to reinforce the dam. On Wednesday, May 27, geotechnical engineers confirmed that the dam remains intact and protective coverings previously put into place continue to hold. "We continue to closely monitor the dam, the repairs and protective measures put in place the past few days are intact," announced Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas. "We have pre-positioned materials, such as covering and limestone, in order to quickly mitigate new areas of soil movement."
Due to the possibility of additional rainfall and storms, Entergy Texas announced yesterday that additional protective coverings have been added along the levee as an extra precaution.
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Written by: Absolute Consulting
Source: Entergy Texas