Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lesterville, Missouri

Taum Sauk is (was?) a reservoir in the St. Francois mountain region in southern Missouri Ozarks.  On December 14, 2005, the wall of the reservoir failed and released one billion gallons of water in 12 minutes. The resulting surge of water tore a path through the mountain leaving it bare down to the bedrock making geologists everywhere very very happy.

August, 2005

August, 2007

You can find it yourself on Google Earth using these coords:     37°32'07.79"N     90°49'06.80"W

Check back next week to see unstoppable mud.

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