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Doug K

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Re: Ms Maier is no dam engineer! Here's the Proof.
« on: July 20, 2021, 04:08:47 pm »
And I was remiss in NOT answering Ms. Maier's question... "Where did this statement come from?"

That STATEMENT, about tree roots "stabilizing soil" being a myth, and the exact opposite of the truth that tree roots "loosen soil",  is found in a FEMA Technical Manual for Dam Owners, regarding vegetation  on Dams.

Here's the website, and another FEMA Dam Owner Manual about the danger of animals on Dams

The statement is in this manual

Chapter 3

Page 3-2

And there's more "myths" that people, even smart ones may believe, it's a good read.

Of course, these two manuals contain the Science & Engineering Facts & Best Practices for Dam Owners. Those people have a vested interest in preserving public safety, and their impounded water.

The information provided may not be able to be understood by people who aren't Dam Owners, who deny dam safety issues, and don't believe anything but the "truth they tell themselves".

Normally those people just walk along the top of someone else's dam, they aren't Dam Owners, or Engineers.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 04:19:27 pm by Doug K »