Home Made Dams Save Some Homes

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388660/Mississippi-River-flooding-Residents-build-homemade-dams-saves-houses.html

Residents of flood affected areas take matters into their own hands with varying degrees of success.
There are 15 comments:
Male 137
I know where the snakes are going to be!
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Female 150
@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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Female 4,039
@Fatninja - agreed - that is some mighty effort.
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Male 338
@RobSwindol
"An misinformed critic"...."get an education"

- trolling is a art
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Female 49
So why does IAB have to the UK route to find a story on us here in the US? Lame
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Male 2,514
"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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Male 108
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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Male 10,440
I still think a cofferdam would be cheaper and take less time to build.
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Male 734
Those are some pretty amazing pics. I too feel sorry for the guy who tried and failed.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I feel bad for that person that tried and failed[/quote]

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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Male 12,365
[quote]No fault of the OP (cuz the article is wrong) but these are not dams, they are levees.[/quote]

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

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

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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Male 1,053
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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Male 25,416
I feel bad for that person that tried and failed
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Male 1,440
6th picture down, if water gets that high, he`s screwed because it is now a bowl.
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Male 7,378
Link: Home Made Dams Save Some Homes [Rate Link] - Residents of flood affected areas take matters into their own hands with varying degrees of success.
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