Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach.
The dam containing Sutton Lake appeared stable and Duke officials were monitoring it with helicopters and drones, Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Thursday, calling it "an evolving situation."
Tribe applauds settlement of lawsuit over Wind River channel
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Northern Arapaho Tribe is applauding a legal settlement that calls for a Fremont County irrigation district and its former manager to restore the channel of the Wind River west of Riverton.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne this week approved an agreement that specifies four dikes installed by the LeClair Irrigation District and its former district manager John Hubenka must be removed by the end of the year.