THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS -- Early this morning Entergy Texas, Inc. performed inspections of the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam with a geotechnical engineer and have confirmed that the dam remains intact. Previously installed protective covering continues to hold.
Following the heavy rains on May 25 and May 26, inspections revealed two additional areas of soil movement, which were not unexpected. The new areas will receive protective covering.
"We continue to closely monitor the dam, the repairs and protective measures put in place the past few days are intact," said Sallie Rainer, president and CEO of Entergy Texas. "We have pre-positioned materials, such as covering and limestone, in order to quickly mitigate new areas of soil movement."
The company will continue to work around the clock with remediation efforts. Repair efforts will continue until all repairs are complete.
Entergy Texas, Inc. delivers electricity to more than 430,000 customers and 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
Entergy Texas' online address is entergytexas.com