Over 130,000 urged to evacuate as california dam could fail

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  1. sonocativo

    sonocativo Well-Known Member

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    The levies didn't actually cause the flooding, it was pump failures in New Orleans as it is below sea level, if the pumps would have been maintained properly they wouldn't have shut down even with the levies breached they would have stayed at a minimal flood damage.
     
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    Beowulf Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Plugging the hole with boulders? Talk about a temporary fix.
     
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    sonocativo Well-Known Member

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    Boulders, Gravel, Pebbles and sand... and still have room for water....lol
     
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    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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    The California Department of Water Resources continues to examine and repair the erosion with more than 125 construction crews working around the clock, and placing 1,200 tons of material on the spillway per hour using helicopters and heavy construction equipment at the Butte County site. Photo taken February 18, 2017. (Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources)

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    More photos and stories here: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02...hotos-show-damage-to-dams-emergency-spillway/
     
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    Sares Enjoy the quiet life Premium Member

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    I was watching a live feed, it does not look like there will be enough concrete in the state to fix that, Those trucks are so tiny for the ground they are attempting to cover.
     
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    Those damn boulders. I am no engineer but they scream Bad Idea. Heck, a sneeze would probably cause something they don't anticipate, let alone a tremor.
     

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