Dam problem causes Greenville lake to drain - FOX Carolina 21

Dam problem causes Greenville lake to drain

Posted: Updated:
Water levels at Oak Grove Lake are extremely low after a problem with the dam. (April 12, 2012/FOX Carolina) Water levels at Oak Grove Lake are extremely low after a problem with the dam. (April 12, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Residents down stream of the Oak Grove Lake Park were warned to watch for rising water Thursday.

Government officials said there was an issue with the dam at the park, and the lake lost water at a rapid pace into a small tributary of Rocky Creek. They said the stream of water had slowed to a trickle by Thursday night.

Officials said that residents down stream reported minor flooding in their yards, but they were not in danger.

SLIDESHOW: Dam problem causes Greenville lake to empty

"The flood plain and creek are functioning like they should," said Ty Houck, of the Greenville County Recreation District. "So, we don't have any concerns about property at this moment."

Officials said Oak Grove Lake Road was closed Thursday night. They said the area around the dam has been barricaded as well. A break in the piping system of the dam caused the problem, according to officials.

On Friday, the lake had been almost entirely emptied due to the problem with the dam.

Residents are asked to call 864-331-9631 if rising water becomes problematic.

Copyright 2012 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.