Very cool video: 6 million gallons of water hit the ground in a pre-dawn rush

Over the weekend, a 44-year-old water tower in Columbus ruptured, spilling about 6 million gallons of untreated water across the landscape.

No one was hurt, but no one knows what happened, either.

Chuck Williams at the Columbus Ledger Enquirer, one of the more innovative journalists in the state, immediately filed a state open records request for all the surveillance video on the grounds of the water works.

The result is this grainy but fascinating two-minute video of the resulting flood, posted today on the newspaper’s web site:

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Coastal Cavalier

April 28th, 2009
6:11 pm

That’s a cool video. But I can’t help but wait to her Will of Atlanta’s Bush conspiracy theory on the cause of this.

Will Jones - Atlanta

April 29th, 2009
1:00 am

Just time and corrosion: the same way the Gay Old Perverts’s Roman Anti-Christ’s carpetbagger farm team in Georgia is about to hit the tarmac when Max Cleland triumphantly enters the Gold Dome as Governor next election: puntuated evolution. Georgia Wins! Georgia Wins! Georgia Wins!

Chris Broe

April 29th, 2009
7:59 am

I digitally enhanced this video. This is footage from that old video of the squirrel water skiing. Also, I noticed a beaver being washed away at the very far right of the first frame. You don’t think…..