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Lake Ouachita

Item #: SCP-xxxx

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Due to its impermeable nature, SCP-xxxx cannot be contained with any currently available technology. Instead, most Foundation efforts will be focused on controlling knowledge regarding SCP-xxxx by spreading disinformation, cooperating with local authorities, and closely monitoring activity on, in, and around Lake Ouachita.

Furthermore, covert operations, code-named Operation Blakely, are to take place regarding the redistribution and use of SCP-xxxx's output flow. These operations are headquartered at Site-441, a collective location designation consisting of SCP-xxxx's containment facility and the Blakely Mountain Dam.

While containment has not been successful thus far, research into permanently neutralizing the anomaly will continue until a solution is reached, per the Site-441 Director.

Description: SCP-xxxx is an aquatic anomaly located above the surface of the Lake Ouachita Reservoir (Pronounced WAH-shi-tah) near Hot Springs, Arkansas. The anomaly is approximately 41 meters in length and 16 meters in diameter at its largest cross section, but has an irregular boundary, resembling a rip or tear. SCP-xxxx is located over the Northeastern section of the lake, approximately 3 meters above the surface of the lake at its lowest point. The anomaly is not consistently parallel to the surface, however, and rises 19 meters above the lake at its highest point. It is currently unclear whether the anomaly is dimensional or spatial.

As of December, 2018, approximately 4,600m3 of non-anomalous water pours from SCP-xxxx each second. Samples of the water have revealed that it resembles normal lake water in every way, containing the appropriate levels of sediment and detritus, a nominal pH level, and identifiable minerals in solution with the water. All matter exiting SCP-xxxx is, however, completely devoid of life.

The flow rate of SCP-xxxx increases by approximately 63m3 per second each year.

The boundary that defines the shape of SCP-xxxx is only permeable in one direction. Matter cannot enter from outside of the anomaly by any means, creating a perfect one way inlet between Lake Ouachita and a second unknown location, and complicating containment.

All attempts to block or restrict the flow of water from SCP-xxxx have been in vain. Containers built around the anomaly will eventually undergo a catastrophic failure due to constantly increasing water pressure.

A record of notable containment attempts can be seen below.

The Operation Blakely infrastructure effectively redistributes the output from SCP-xxxx into the local municipal water system where it is either used by the municipality in question or redirected to other surrounding systems. In the case that the system cannot handle the output, a secondary installation of pipes diverts the water to Lake Maumelle and the Arkansas River.

Addendum xxxx-12.06.1958: A letter from Site-441 Director Frederick Campbell.

December 06, 1958

Site-441 staff,

It has come to my attention that many low level members of Operation Blakely have questions regarding the "Keter" classification of SCP-xxxx and our ongoing investigation into containing the anomaly despite its apparently benign, even beneficial nature.

It is our current understanding that the water pouring from SCP-xxxx is not being sourced from elsewhere on the planet, meaning that the anomaly is effectively increasing the amount of water (and mass in general) that exists on Earth.

If SCP-xxxx is not neutralized within the next few centuries, its impact on the planet will be impossible to conceal from the general public. Since Operation Blakely has been in effect, we have already seen the impact of SCP-xxxx on Lake Ouachita, Lake Maumelle, and the Arkansas River.

This destabilization will only continue to become more and more detrimental. The anomaly may not seem like a problem now, but the goal of The Foundation is to contain any and all anomalies that threaten human existence as we know it, no matter how far off the consequences are.

At its current rate, SCP-xxxx will cover every landmass on Earth with water in 15 million years, and the extra mass will alter the planet's orbit substantially. Long before that, it will cause catastrophic displacement of coastal cities. In the near future, SCP-xxxx will be impossible to hide, and at its current rate of growth, may breach the containment measures put in place by Operation Blakely.

Hence, a Keter designation.

If any members of staff have questions regarding the ongoing research into containment of SCP-xxxx, please, hesitate to ask.

Dr. Campbell, Site-441 Director

History: SCP-xxxx was discovered in 1946 after reports of a "waterfall in mid-air" circulated through the local population and Ouachita National Forest employees. SCP-xxxx was quickly quarantined by the foundation and containment testing began.

After a year of testing with no containment options available, theories that the anomaly would destabilize the local ecosystem and make concealment impossible came to light. The Foundation collaborated with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to design Operation Blakely, employing a covert pump station capable of diverting the massive amount of excess water away from the Ouachita National Forest. This became Site-441 and the Blakely Mountain Dam, both completed in 1953.

Non-foundation individuals that were aware of SCP-xxxx were debriefed and amnesticized accordingly. An excerpt of a notable interview with a local is shown below.