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Home Made Dams Save Some Homes

Hits: 14885 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: madest
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Shufdog
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 121 Posts
Saturday, May 21, 2011 7:41:43 AM
I know where the snakes are going to be!

Kittycat101
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 151 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 9:42:10 PM
@sweetpeadlp have you watched tv news before? Its all britney spears and Osama. basically, poo no one gives a damn about.

Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3854 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 10:20:32 AM
@Fatninja - agreed - that is some mighty effort.

kingdomCome
Male, 18-29, Europe
 336 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 6:51:58 AM
@RobSwindol
"An misinformed critic"...."get an education"

- trolling is a art

sweetpeadlp
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 48 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 6:06:29 AM
So why does IAB have to the UK route to find a story on us here in the US? Lame

RobSwindol
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2421 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 4:32:53 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.

venice08
Male, 18-29, Europe
 109 Posts
Friday, May 20, 2011 12:42:40 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!!!!!!

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:36:49 PM
I still think a cofferdam would be cheaper and take less time to build.

AngryYouth
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 736 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:38:48 PM
Those are some pretty amazing pics. I too feel sorry for the guy who tried and failed.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11016 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:17:35 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).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11016 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:15:27 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?

nettech98
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 963 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:59:14 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?

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24476 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:57:46 PM
I feel bad for that person that tried and failed

Tubby12370
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1369 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 3:44:15 PM
6th picture down, if water gets that high, he's screwed because it is now a bowl.

madest
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6455 Posts
Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:09:30 AM
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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