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Date: 05/19/11 03:31 PM

15 Responses to Home Made Dams Save Some Homes

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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Link: Home Made Dams Save Some Homes - Residents of flood affected areas take matters into their own hands with varying degrees of success.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm
    6th picture down, if water gets that high, he`s screwed because it is now a bowl.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    I feel bad for that person that tried and failed
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    No fault of the OP (cuz the article is wrong) but these are not dams, they are levees.

    I wonder what the ground is like that the water doesnt leech up through and these properties dont seem to be pumping out water. Safe bet they don`t have basements?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    No fault of the OP (cuz the article is wrong) but these are not dams, they are levees.

    It`s the Daily Mail, so it must be at least partially wrong. It`s the least reliable paper in the country.

    I wonder what the ground is like that the water doesnt leech up through and these properties dont seem to be pumping out water.

    Same here. This is farmland, right? Doesn`t that mean the soil would have to be permeable to water?

    Although maybe heavy compaction would make it pretty much watertight for a while, long enough for the flooding to have subsided.

    Does anyone know why it`s working?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    I feel bad for that person that tried and failed

    I hope they weren`t there at the time. It looks to me as though the failure wasn`t that the water rose above the levee (quite slow, therefore time to escape) but that it burst the levee in the bottom left corner (would flood the interior very quickly).
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm
    Those are some pretty amazing pics. I too feel sorry for the guy who tried and failed.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    I still think a cofferdam would be cheaper and take less time to build.
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    venice08 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2011 at 12:42 am
    Dams are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had Alice in Chains in my head the whole time I looked at those, maybe I don`t give a dam anyway. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Percs kickin in!!!!!!
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2011 at 4:32 am
    "No Fault of the OP (cuz the article is wrong) but these are not dams, they are levees."

    A levee is just one type of dam, so the article is absolutely correct.

    Read the very first sentence in this artical.
    What Is A Levee

    An misinformed critic is about the most annoying thing on the planet. Get an education.
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    sweetpeadlp Female 40-49
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    May 20, 2011 at 6:06 am
    So why does IAB have to the UK route to find a story on us here in the US? Lame
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2011 at 6:51 am
    @RobSwindol
    "An misinformed critic"...."get an education"

    - trolling is a art
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 20, 2011 at 10:20 am
    @Fatninja - agreed - that is some mighty effort.
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    Kittycat101 Female 13-17
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    May 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    @sweetpeadlp have you watched tv news before? Its all britney spears and Osama. basically, poo no one gives a damn about.
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    Shufdog Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2011 at 7:41 am
    I know where the snakes are going to be!

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