|The Mothership - 2017-02-13 |
Ask me all the dam questions you want.
the dam isn't going to fail because the spillway is busted, right?
No, the dam is not going to fail catastrophically, but it is in desperate need of repair nonetheless.
could all or most of the water in the reservoir be released through erosion of emergency overflow and the hill it's built on?
No fucking way, there is too much water in the reservoir for it to be drained completely in the way that you describe, SolRo.
But eh, the structure is made of dirt and clay. Wouldn't it just keep eroding lower and lower as long as there's enough water once the concrete cap fails?
|simon666 - 2017-02-13 |
188k evacuated yesterday from down river communities.
|kingarthur - 2017-02-14 |
Can we chalk this up to America's crumbling infrastructure? I think we can.
MY dad has commuted to work by train since 1980. During the Reagan years it used to break down constantly. After that it worked pretty consistently, he'd have trouble maybe 2 or 3 times a decade.
Last week he was on two different trains that broke down completely and one that was delayed because of some kind of track problem in I think 5 days.
|bac - 2017-02-14 |
Failing infrastructure is easily in my top three proof positive that America is fucked up.
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