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  • Michigan Has Thousands of Crumbling Dams Pose Dangers

    02/17/2017 5:13:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    UpNorthLive ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017
    Michigan has thousands of aging and under-maintained dams that could pose localized risks. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tells the Detroit Free Press that all but six of the state's 88 potential high-hazard dams are approaching 50 years old, the average engineered life span for a dam. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D grade on the condition of its dams in 2009, saying more than 90 percent of the state's nearly 2,600 dams would reach or exceed their design life by 2020.
  • Flooding Concerns Heightened in South Bay as Full Anderson Reservoir Expected to Overflow

    02/16/2017 12:20:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Bob Redell and Brendan Weber
    Rising water filling up Santa Clara County's Anderson Reservoir, which was 99.3 percent full as of Wednesday, is expected to flow over the dam's spillway as a result of this week's impending storms. Unlike the potentially catastrophic situation with Lake Oroville's emergency spillway, the Anderson Reservoir's operational spillway is not at risk of failure, according to Santa Clara Valley Water District officials. Despite that good news, officials in Santa Clara County are warning residents living along Coyote Creek and near Kelley Park to be on the lookout for potential flooding. Water officials for the past month have been releasing water...
  • Shasta Dam sees biggest release in decades as reservoir nears capacity

    02/14/2017 8:20:29 AM PST · by Mariner · 53 replies
    KCRA via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 14th, 2017 | Sarah Heise, KCRA
    Water releases from Shasta Lake are at the highest in 20 years as the lake nears full capacity Monday. The lake stood at 96 percent of capacity and 137 percent of the historical average, as of midnight Monday, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Water officials are releasing 70,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Shasta Dam as the lake stands just 5 feet from the top of the reservoir, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said. "This is higher than it should be for this point in time," the sheriff's office said. "The release is necessary for space...
  • California Reservoirs Are Now Dangerously Full

    02/13/2017 10:31:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Fox9 ^ | 2/13 | Cody Matz
    Just 18 months after many California lakes were nearly dried up, the state now has too much of a good thing. California has now seen more moisture in the last 8 weeks than it typically does in an entire year. Parts of the Sierra Mountain range have received more than 400” of snow already this season with some coastal and foothills locations pulling in over 2 feet of rain… and their typical wet season has nearly 2 months to go. San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and several other cities have recorded one of their wettest Januarys on record and an...
  • Shasta Lake Nears Capacity as Water Releases Increase

    02/13/2017 10:29:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KCRA ^ | Feb 13, 2017
    Releases from Shasta Dam at 20-year highWater releases from Shasta Lake are at the highest they've been in 20 years as the lake nears full capacity Monday. The lake stood at 96 percent of capacity and 137 percent of the historical average, as of midnight Monday, according to the California Department of Water Resources. Water officials are releasing 70,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Shasta Dam as the lake stands just 5 feet from the top of the reservoir, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said. "This is higher than it should be for this point in time," the sheriff's...
  • With Oroville Spillway Damage Spreading, Officials Prepare for Reservoir to Overflow

    02/09/2017 9:30:51 PM PST · by blueplum · 65 replies
    KQED TV ^ | 09 Feb 2017 | Staff writers
    Update, 7:15 p.m. Thursday: The situation surrounding the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam has escalated into a crisis, with state water managers hoping they can dump enough water down the badly compromised structure to prevent the state’s second-largest reservoir from pouring over an emergency release point that has never been used before. Flow rates down the collapsing spillway were increased late Thursday morning to 35,000 cubic feet per second. The result was a spectacle of churning mud and water and the further damage to the concrete structure. [snip] Officials at the media briefing repeated further reassurances that the integrity of...
  • Dramatic Photos Show Damage To Oroville Dam Spillway, Officials Say Dam Is Still Fine (NorCal Alert)

    02/09/2017 3:59:32 PM PST · by Texas Eagle · 81 replies
    sf1st.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Caleb Pershan
    If you have family and friends in this area please tell them to monitor the situation. So far, no Emergency Broadcast System alerts or anything.
  • California Lake Mysterious Runs Dry Overnight, Killing Thousands Of Fish

    09/25/2015 1:27:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | September 24, 2015 11:11 PM | By Kelly Ryan
    FOLSOM LAKE (CBS13) — A Northern California reservoir ran dry overnight, killing thousands of fish and leaving residents looking for answers. While a $3.5 million drought safety net at Folsom Lake finishes, a lake in another part of the state is left high and dry. Thousands of fish lay dead in what used to be Mountain Meadows reservoir also known as Walker Lake, a popular fishing hole just west of Susanville. “Everywhere that you see that’s wet, there was water,” said resident Eddie Bauer. RELATED: California Drought Has More Insects Swarming Toward Homes Residents say people were fishing on the...
  • LA 'black ball' reservoir rollout potential 'disaster' in the making, say experts

    08/19/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million "shade balls" may not be all it is touted to be, experts told FoxNews.com, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a "potential disaster." *snip* "Black spheres resting in the hot sun will form a thermal blanket speeding evaporation as well as providing a huge amount of new surface area for the hot water to breed bacteria," said Matt MacLeod, founder of the California biotech firm Modern Moon Farms. "Disaster. It’s going to be a bacterial nightmare.”
  • Environmental group sues to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

    04/24/2015 7:31:50 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/24/2015 | Paul Rogers
    Spurned at the ballot box three years ago and facing an even more uphill battle now because of California's historic drought, an environmental group has filed a lawsuit attempting to drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, a linchpin of the water supply for 2.6 million Bay Area residents from San Francisco to San Jose to southern Alameda County.
  • DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY LINKS TO ARTICLES OF ARABS TAKING PICTURES OF DAMS, BLDS, CHEMICAL PLANTS, ETC?

    02/09/2002 4:16:51 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 480 replies · 3,525+ views
    not sure yet ^ | 02/09/02 | RaceBannon
    VANITY POST: I have been trying recently to compile any articles of Arabs within the United States or Europe taking pictures of Nuclear Plants, Chemical Plants, large buildings.
  • 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir near Boston after midnight.... AND THEY WERE RELEASED!

    05/15/2013 11:04:53 AM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 12 replies
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Seven Foreigners Arrested After Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir (Video)[Massachusetts terror?]

    05/15/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Seven foreigners from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore were arrested for trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir on Tuesday. The Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts is one of the country’s largest man-made water supplies. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) CBS Local reported, via Free Republic: Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates....
  • BREAKING: 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (Arabs)

    05/15/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 217 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/15/2013 | CBS
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Al Nusrah front spearheads capture of Syrian dam, claims suicide assault

    02/11/2013 8:56:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | February 11, 2013 | BILL ROGGIO
    The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda in Iraq's affiliate in Syria, led an assault today that resulted in the takeover of a major dam on the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Additionally, the terror group claimed credit for a suicide assault on an intelligence headquarters in the city of Palmyra. The Al Nusrah Front spearheaded today's assault on the "strategic" dam in Thawra in Raqqa province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Nusrah Front led "other factions" of the insurgency to take control of Thawra, which "is considered one of the...
  • Chinese earthquake may have been man-made, say scientists

    02/02/2009 4:35:38 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 28 replies · 1,413+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 03 Feb 2009 | Malcolm Moore
    An earthquake that killed at least 80,000 people in Sichuan last year may have been triggered by an enormous dam just miles from the epicentre. The 511ft-high Zipingpu dam holds 315 million tonnes of water and lies just 550 yards from the fault line, and three miles from the epicentre, of the Sichuan earthquake. Now scientists in China and the United States believe the weight of water, and the effect of it penetrating into the rock, could have affected the pressure on the fault line underneath, possibly unleashing a chain of ruptures that led to the quake. Fan Xiao, the...
  • CA: Verdict for execution in reservoir case (Death penalty in kidnapping-for-ransom case)

    02/13/2007 10:31:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 360+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/13/07 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES - A jury imposed the death penalty Tuesday on the ringleaders of a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting rich Russian immigrants whose bodies were found in a Northern California reservoir. Jurors deliberated less than a day before reaching their vote on sentences for Iouri Mikhel, 41, and Jurijus Kadamovas, 40. Last month, the federal jury convicted both men of three counts of hostage-taking resulting in death and three counts of conspiracy. The death penalty verdict is binding on U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian, who is scheduled to formally sentence the two men March 12. The case will be automatically appealed,...
  • CA: 2 guilty in reservoir bodies case (kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeted Russian immigrants)

    01/17/2007 5:31:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 357+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/07 | Greg Risling - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Two men were convicted Wednesday of orchestrating a ruthless kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting Russian immigrants that resulted in the killings of five people whose bodies were found at the bottom of a Northern California reservoir. A federal jury found Iouri Mikhel, 41, and Jurijus Kadamovas, 40, guilty of three counts of hostage-taking and three counts of conspiracy. Both could face the death penalty. Neither defendant showed reaction. Relatives of some victims sobbed and held each other as the jury's decision was announced. During the 4 1/2-month trial, federal prosecutors portrayed the two defendants as the leaders of a...
  • Strychnine found in Danish reservoir

    10/06/2006 2:27:39 PM PDT · by IntelliQuark · 39 replies · 1,578+ views
    UPI ^ | 10-06-2006 | UPI
    GREVE, Denmark, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Inspectors discovered strychnine in the water supply of a Danish town during a routine check. Investigators believe that someone dumped rat poison in one of the wells that provides water for Greve Municipality outside Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Post reported. The well's Plexiglass cover was smashed open. A vial labeled rat poison found in the bottom of the well has been traced to the pharmacy where it originated, investigators told the Post. "The episode worries me, because you think, what'll it be next," Erik Jurlander, a manager at Greve Waterworks told the newspaper Politiken. "We...
  • Prosecutors outline case of bodies dumped in Calif. reservoir

    09/06/2006 3:38:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 746+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/6/06 | Greg Risling - ap
    Two Russian immigrants looking to amass $50 million concocted a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme that ended with the bodies of five people dumped in a Northern California reservoir, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. The trial of Iouri Mikhel and Jurijus Kadamovas opened with Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan DeWitt telling jurors the two men oversaw a crew who kidnapped and later killed the victims regardless of whether ransoms were paid. "No matter how much they (victims) cooperated or how much money was paid for their release, they were killed," DeWitt said. "The defendants did not want to leave witnesses alive." Mikhel, 41, and...