Author Topic: Even well maintained dams are dangerous  (Read 106 times)

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Re: Even well maintained dams are dangerous
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:38:05 am »
News reported a heavy rainstorm just prior to collapse of TWO dams along this Michigan river. Midland Michigan had 7 inches of rain over the past weekend.

One dam had a recent inspection and received a FAIR rating, the other dam, the one that broke first, it had a recent UNSATISFACTORY rating, stating it was a possible hazard to human life.

Many canal embankments in our area have received the same unsatisfactory rating, and have been labeled High Risk.

NY canal earthen embankment dams are just an accident waiting to happen. Too bad most of the Rochester area is unwilling to admit the problem and would rather fight against work to repair an unsafe canal system.