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Michael Caswell

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This says it all
« on: September 21, 2021, 06:32:25 am »


NONE of their comments are going on the record? Oh! Dear! 

Well! Well! Well!  THAT was a complete waste of time, wasn't it!

And where were all those yellow T shirts? Not many showed up at this meeting. I'll bet Lizzie made a few bucks peddling those. That was a waste of money too, just like those silly signs.

It's time to pull the plug on the STCC!  It look like their scheme is going down the drain!
Perhaps we should fix the date when they are officially all washed up, as the day the canal is de-watered this fall?
 
DAM! I'm funny!   ;D   And I guess Lizzy is a bit of a joke too!



« Last Edit: September 21, 2021, 07:10:40 am by Michael Caswell »

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Doug K

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Re: This says it all
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 10:38:15 am »
Finally it appears that the message of "Public Safety & Earthen Canal Embankments" is not only being heard, but also understood, by some members of this Facebook Group.



Of course this post by Brian, on their FB page,  was immediately followed by another comment that once again tried to "reclassify" what Canal Embankments are supposed to be called.

It's not an Earthen Embankment Dam now, and it's not a levee either. It's not a slope, a hill, or a riverbank as this group has tried to paint it before.

It should now be treated like " a garden", according to some, and unsafe, dangerous, high hazard earthen embankment dams (that are really gardens) should not be fixed immediately, according to this member.



No issues in the past 200 years? Really?

Obviously this person wasn't listening when the Canal Corporation discussed the Bushnells Basin Flood, or the most recent Macedon Embankment Breach. The first breach shows what damage a canal flood caused in 1974, regardless of the root cause. The second, in Macedon 2021, shows that any embankment can fail, at any time, along the 125 miles of raised earthen water impoundments.

To simply dismiss these key dam Integrity signals is careless, and indicates a complete lack of understanding, of the public safety issue, within this Facebook group.

No urgency to clear public safety issues, take your time Canal Corporation, slow down...as if a three year delay hasn't amplified the danger already...

Afterall, the only thing that could happen is a flood that would drown Perinton, but that's not as important  as "shade" to some people in our area.

That thinking is Wrong!

That was the message from the Canal Corporation to this group at these meetings, and hopefully the public heard that message... loud & clear.
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Re: This says it all
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2021, 06:14:35 am »
Once again, this group has ideas to actually change the name of the canal structures, as if that would make the problems go away.
"It's not a DAM!" they bleat, so if we call it a park, or an entertainment area, or a levee even, then it won't be a problem any more.

The only reason for this is so it won't fall under the strict rules that every authority like FEMA, USACE & ASDSO have for dealing with DAMS.

How convenient that would be!