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(KTVB Boise)   Farmers and biologists plan to remove a dam that hasn't been used since 1926. Surprisingly nobody has a problem with this   (ktvb.com) divider line 6
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-16 02:28:32 PM
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I read a local story recently about an obsolete dam. People and government officials would be happy to have it gone. As long as the owner applies for permits and submits a stack of environmental forms and obtains the proper insurance and hires a dam busting expert to plan the project and applies for more permits for the final plan and then hires a properly licensed dam busting company to ... you know what, it's cheaper to leave the eyesore in place.
2013-07-16 02:53:36 PM
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Carn: It's either that or like you said the fact they made it mandatory that made it stick out to me. The part I specifically remember is they were talking about blasting out the sides of the rock and hard hats kept the guys on rope from getting their heads smashed in by falling rocks.


The project supervisor for the dam project specifically wanted to try and make it the safest work environment possible.Which up to that point was kind of a huge rarity.
2013-07-16 02:50:45 PM
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IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: The tv lied to me.

Well it was responsible for the invention of a mask and hat for sand blasters...that may have been it. They created the window visor hard hat we see today in use for things like furnace work, sand blasting, etc...


It's either that or like you said the fact they made it mandatory that made it stick out to me.  The part I specifically remember is they were talking about blasting out the sides of the rock and hard hats kept the guys on rope from getting their heads smashed in by falling rocks.
2013-07-16 02:49:12 PM
1 votes:
This idea is working great here in the PNW.
2013-07-16 02:32:37 PM
1 votes:

Sin_City_Superhero: [johnthewitness.files.wordpress.com image 850x458]

Clark Griswold: Where the hell is the damn dam tour?

Hoover Dam Guide: Welcome everyone. I am your dam guide, Arnie. Now I'm about to take you through a fully funtional power plant, so please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want. Now are there any dam questions?

Cousin Eddie: Yeah, where can I get some damn bait?


Unrelated PSA: the workers at the Hoover Dam invented the hard hat.  TMYK.
2013-07-16 02:29:05 PM
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www.robertlpeters.com

Not the dam in question, but a similar situation.

If it's not being used, then yeah take it down.  They just have to be careful about that massive flood of silt that's going to come downstream for a while.
 
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