New sinkhole found at endangered Mississippi dam

STARKVILLE, Miss. — An inspection found a new sinkhole at a Mississippi lake where an earthen dam could fail because of high water levels linked to heavy rains, officials said Friday.

The sinkhole was discovered at Oktibbeha County Lake on Thursday after county supervisors approved a plan to drain the lake in an effort to keep it from breaching, the Starkville Daily News reported.

Measuring about 3 feet (0.9 meters) deep and 4 feet (1.2 meters) wide, the hole hadn’t gotten larger by Friday, but officials feared that could change with heavy rain predicted over the weekend.

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