Overview of the Boyce Hydro System and What we know so far.
Drone Footage from 19 May:
Tittabawassee River Flood Scene:
FERC versus. Boyce Hydro:
According to Midland County officials as of ~3pm (EST) 5/20/2020, the Sanford dam may still be somewhat intact but they can't claim because it's underwater (they're using the term "failed" because it's spilling over, not necessarily because the structure has collapsed). Newest photos of the Sanford dam appear to present overflow limited to the emergency spillway zone. The actual hope is that the dam itself will keep long enough for the upstream flow from the Wixom lake breach to recede. If the Sanford dam fails, territories downstream are looking at 500-year flood lvls. Local and state police have already begun staging in a number of downstream territories, presumably to facilitate evacuations if the dam fails.
is someone mad? y so many things happening?
Damming rivers is ALWAYS a temporary structure. Mother Nature will ALWAYS prevail.
Sand bags could be dropped on it.
Why would they build a dam made of dirt they know that doesn't work like that
I think your operational knowledge of dams and failure modes of earthen embankment dams will prove needed. There are already newest channels reporting (erroneously I trust) that the condition of the dam structures are potentially to blame. So far from the photos and footage being made available on the internet, it seems far more likely the quantity of water (from rainfall, etc) overwhelmed the different dams security systems (spillways, emergency spillways). While there appears to be some foul-test in lack of maintenance of dam structures by previous and actual owners, ya must call a duck a duck. Super job as usually at bringing a rational voice to the discussion :)
Hmmm, what a coincidence that all 3 dams failed at the same time.
The power of Mother World is awe-inspiring.
This is somehwhat close to me. Very sad!!!
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