So, is this "Global Warming," "White Supremacy" or just "Trumps Fault?

Kyle

Beloved Misanthrope
Video shows Minnesota dam on verge of failure as residents remain on high alert


Blue Earth County Emergency Management officials said the structure is still intact and residents have not yet been ordered to evacuate

The Rapidan Dam in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, is in imminent failure condition, putting residents nearby on high alert as water levels continue to rise.

Blue Earth County Emergency Management officials posted on Facebook that anyone in imminent danger of rushing waters was notified of the situation.

"The Dam is currently intact and there is not an evacuation order in place for Blue Earth County residents," officials said. "The situation is being monitored closely by BEC Public Works, Emergency Management, and the Sheriff’s Office."


FOX 9 in Minneapolis reported that the alert notification from BEC stated they did not know if the dam would totally fail or remain in place, though officials determined it was necessary to issue the notification to let residents downstream of the dam know about the situation.


 

SamSpade

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I read a buncha articles - I can't find anything that says, it's due to structural deterioration or any such.
Just, there's been floods and well - maybe it will collapse.

Which sounds dumb, because generally, that's the normal purpose of a dam - to regulate water levels so that there AREN'T floods.
 

Hijinx

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From the looks of the picture it look to me like it has already partially collapsed.
 

Kyle

Beloved Misanthrope
From the looks of the picture it look to me like it has already partially collapsed.
From what I gathered from that and other news sources, the overflow saturated the land along side the dam and eroded it from there.

Essentially, a bypass was made.

Not much they can do at this point but wait for it to drain, build a temporary structure to capture and pump, then build new.
 

DaSDGuy

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Video shows Minnesota dam on verge of failure as residents remain on high alert


Blue Earth County Emergency Management officials said the structure is still intact and residents have not yet been ordered to evacuate

The Rapidan Dam in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, is in imminent failure condition, putting residents nearby on high alert as water levels continue to rise.

Blue Earth County Emergency Management officials posted on Facebook that anyone in imminent danger of rushing waters was notified of the situation.

"The Dam is currently intact and there is not an evacuation order in place for Blue Earth County residents," officials said. "The situation is being monitored closely by BEC Public Works, Emergency Management, and the Sheriff’s Office."


FOX 9 in Minneapolis reported that the alert notification from BEC stated they did not know if the dam would totally fail or remain in place, though officials determined it was necessary to issue the notification to let residents downstream of the dam know about the situation.


Maybe get those climate wackos to stand at the base of the dam and spray paint it orange. That'll fix it.
 
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