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Doug K

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This was the very FIRST reply to Ms. Maier's recent rant on the Rochester Beacon

Josh Jochem Porte on December 22, 2022 at 1:03 pm said:

Let me respond with some common sense and scientific fact.

I was brought up in The Netherlands. Came here at age 12 but have been back multiple times to see family. I would say that the Dutch have mastered the science of building dikes. Since a large section of land is below sea level, dikes are paramount in keeping the water level under control. There are zero trees, growth in these dikes. I will leave it up the the reader as to why, but trust me, it is done for a reason.

If the water is flush with the land level, no problem. If the land level is below the water level (as in Bushnell’s Basin) there is a dike that holds back the water.

Trees and the like are a danger to the integrity of any dam.

Look at the pictures from Holland and, if still in doubt, contact the experts in keeping water at bay, the Dutch

Thank you Mr. Porte, that's the same view as the NYS Canal Corporation, the New York Governor and State Comptroller, and most if not ALL experts in Dam Safety worldwide.

No Trees on Earthen Embankment Dams
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