The control tower of the Terminus Dam at Lake Kaweah is currently full of more than 90 feet of water. The flooded tower has crippled the dam’s ability to release water.
At some point on Sunday, April 24th, a water value in the control tower broke and water began pouring into the tower, which controls the release gates on the Terminus dam.
It wasn’t until the next day when the flooding was even noticed and by then the tower was quickly filling.
Friday, divers began swimming into the tower to seal the valve and begin inspecting the damage.