Author Topic: Of course, this is still about Public Safety, why wouldn’t it be?  (Read 214 times)

Michael Caswell

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I posted this to the Fairport NEXTDOOR.COM web site just before Christmas.  And a good many folks read it, we got 10 smiley faces, which means, I guess, that they agreed with it.

I'm not a fan of Nextdoor these days, they seem to have lost their direction, and important topics are like school taxes and leaking canal problems, are met with wimpish moderators, intend on protecting nextdoor advertising revenues, rather than nextdoor residents.

Here's the post --

Michael Caswell , 118

It won’t happen here! We don’t have a problem. Fear mongering. All the experts are wrong.

I’ve heard all these comments over the past couple of years, as we have lived in limbo thanks to a few people who think trees are more important than peoples lives. They slowed up the Canal Corporation’s Earthen Embankment Integrity Project and everyone living west of the canal has been put in danger of flood.
Our 60 feet high Earthen Embankment Dam, (the ‘hill’ you live beside) has been designated a High Hazard risk dam by Dam Engineers. All that is needed is a really good rain storm, a spillway to clog with a log, and the canal could flood over the top, causing a breach and releasing 200 million gallons of water onto Jefferson Ave, Crystal Springs residents.
Thankfully, the Canal Corporation is now preparing to finally clear away the vegetation that is hindering inspections and vital repairs to a very neglected dam that had no maintenance done in seventy years.

I think you’ll find work will commence shortly after the winter weather has declined. This summer we will see a canal with a fully restored embankment. Regular inspections using drones will commence, and you can rest, assured of your safety at last.

Here are two earthen dams that have collapsed in the past week.
South Carolina Flooding: Dam Breach, Triggers Full Scale Evacuation. Nine drowned.

Thousands evacuated after part of dam collapses in England

See  for facts and articles.
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South Carolina Flooding: Dam Breach Triggers Full Scale Evacuation

At least nine people have died and more than 200 rescues in historic flood waters have been made in what officials are calling a “thousand year” storm.
26 Dec · 44 neighborhoods in Crime & Safety