Controlled release begins at Isaac-stressed dam

AP News
Posted: Aug 30, 2012 3:50 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a controlled release of water has begun at a Mississippi dam that's been stressed by Isaac and prompted evacuations in Louisiana.

The dam is at a lake near the Louisiana-Mississippi border and has been under a lot of pressure since Isaac sloshed ashore in southeast Louisiana.

Jindal said that if the water hadn't been released, it would have caused significant flooding.