Corps: Rumor That Gavins Point Will Be Blown Up ‘Crazy’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official says that a rumor about Gavins Point Dam cracking and being lined with explosives “is crazy.”
A Youtube video surfaced during the weekend from a man making the claim.
“The face of Gavins Point Dam is cracking,” the man says, before explaining that the Corps “or the military” has strung explosives along 25 percent of the structure. The explosives will be detonated this week to relieve pressure on the dam, he claims.
The rumor has circulated widely since the video’s appearance.
“I saw it,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Commander Col. Bob Ruch said during a conference call Sunday evening. “Whether it’s a joke or a hoax, that’s what the Internet allows. If you want the truth, come to our webpage and sit in on these (conference calls). We’re not stringing explosives on the dam. It’s not cracking. It’s performing as designed.”
Also, Ruch also said during the call that there is a possibility that access to Chief White Crane Recreation Area, located on the east edge of Lake Yankton, could be closed off because of rising waters.

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