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Michael Caswell

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Even well maintained dams are dangerous
« on: May 20, 2020, 06:27:10 am »
Dam Fails in Edenville, Michigan

https://www.weather.com/news/news/2020-05-19-severe-weather-impacts-michigan-flooding-ohio-flooding

Here's what this well maintained dam looks like, from a Google Maps photo.


Note the complete lack of trees and vegetation. It appears to have failed due to torrential rain and saturation of the earthen fill. The overtopping of the dam then washed away the dam.

What does this prove?  Even well maintained dams from a vegetation perspective are dangerous!

 The Sanford Dam burst on Tuesday after days of heavy rain

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52735170


Another dam, as seen here with no vegetation, yet it failed.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 08:09:51 am by Michael Caswell »