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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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.

    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...
  • CA: Reservoir debate emerges as sticking point in bond negotiations

    03/14/2006 6:04:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/14/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders struggled Tuesday to agree on a record-setting public works bond package that could reach the June ballot, with what one lawmaker called "the diabolical politics of water" standing in the way. But negotiators were working on borrowed time. Last Friday was the secretary of state's official deadline for the Legislature to add proposals to the June 6 ballot, but lawmakers and administration officials said they could still make the ballot if they acted by Tuesday. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, sent a letter Tuesday to Secretary of State Bruce McPherson asking him to...
  • The 230th Marine Corps Birthday

    11/04/2005 8:38:57 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 44 replies · 8,462+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 3, 2005 | Col. Jeff Bearor (USMC)
    No matter where Marines are serving, from the Pentagon and Marine Barracks in Washington, to the loneliest outposts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines will stop, shake hands, say happy birthday, sing the Marines' Hymn and, if it is available, have a piece of cake. It doesn't matter to us if its an elaborate cake from some big hotel, a smaller cake from the great cooks aboard ship, or a cookie from an MRE, we're going to celebrate!
  • Parties Coordinate to Resolve N.K. Nuke Issue

    02/14/2005 10:47:31 PM PST · by familyop · 3 replies · 250+ views
    Arirang TV & Chosun Ilbo ^ | 15FEB05 | Arirang TV & Chosun Ilbo
    A series of diplomatic contacts are scheduled this week to help relieve the North Korean nuclear issue. Sources say South Korea plans to send its top nuclear negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon, to Beijing this week to ask China to use more of its influence over North Korea in getting Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. China, in turn, is expected to dispatch a high-level communist party official, Wang Jiarui, to North Korea as early as this weekend. In the meantime, South Korea, the U.S. and Japan are reportedly pushing to open a 6-way consultative meeting also comprising North...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Contaminated Water Kills Nine in Pakistan

    05/25/2004 11:39:01 AM PDT · by Coop · 10 replies · 210+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/25/04 | Zarar Khan
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Nine people have died and 1,600 have been sickened after drinking contaminated water from a state-operated reservoir in southern Pakistan, officials and witnesses said Tuesday. Dr. Hadi Bakhsh from the main hospital in the city of Hyderabad, 60 miles northeast of the port city Karachi, said people suffering from diarrhea began streaming in more than two weeks ago. The contaminated water is supplied by a state-run water agency from Manchar Lake, outside Hyderabad in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. The source of contamination is unknown, and authorities have ordered an investigation. Angry crowds gathered outside government offices...
  • Feds: Man Poses Terror Risk

    02/08/2002 4:50:25 AM PST · by glock rocks · 26 replies · 419+ views
    Salt Lake (People's) Tribune ^ | Friday, February 8, 2002 | MICHAEL VIGH and STEPHEN HUNT
      Al-Bazoni BY MICHAEL VIGH and STEPHEN HUNT(c) 2002, THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE     Forty-eight hours before tonight's ceremony opening the 2002 Winter Olympics, federal agents arrested a former Iraqi soldier who last July was cited for trespassing at Mountain Dell Reservoir, an important source of drinking water for Salt Lake City residents.     U.S. Magistrate Judge Samuel Alba will hear testimony today from prosecutors contending that Hani Salem al-Bazoni made threats against the United States when he was arrested, that he poses a possible terrorist threat and that he should remain jailed until trial on a new charge ...
  • Gene Study Narrows Source Of SARS

    09/05/2003 4:26:35 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 275+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-4-2003 | Emma Young
    Gene study narrows source of SARS 19:00 04 September 03 news serviceThe SARS-like virus found in a food market in Guangdong, China jumped from animals to people - and not the other way around - suggests new research. The study represents an important step in tracing the original source of the virus. However, the work still leaves many important questions about the route of transmission of the SARS virus to people unanswered. In May, the researchers, led by Yi Guan at the University of Hong Kong, revealed initial results of tests on a SARS-like coronavirus isolated from market animals...
  • Public access to Putnam Dam closed [Aquarion Water Company action in Conn.]

    03/27/2003 10:50:16 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Associated Press via The Hartford Courant ^ | March 27, 2003 | Associated Press
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Aquarion Water Co. closed public access to the Putnam Dam in Greenwich Thursday, citing concerns about terrorism and the war in Iraq. No trespassing signs were posted around the dam, and a gate was installed near the spillway to block access by walkers. "In light of Aquarion's heightened alert status and our commitment to do everything we can to protect our public drinking water supplies, Putnam area residents, visitors and all pets are restricted from the Putnam Dam area," said David Medd, operations manager. "Visitors will be subject to arrest." ... Aquarion is one of the 10...
  • Storks delay filling of Portuguese reservoir

    08/26/2002 8:19:48 AM PDT · by cogitator · 200+ views
    Storks delay filling of Portuguese reservoir PORTUGAL: August 26, 2002 LISBON - A nest of endangered black storks has delayed the filling of a Portuguese reservoir that will be the biggest in Europe, local media reported on the weekend. Authorities at the Alqueva dam on the Guadiana River have slowed the filling because of a nest holding three young black storks, Lusa news agency and Expresso weekly newspaper said. The species is in danger of extinction. Because of the young birds, the reservoir's filling is expected to be delayed for about five weeks until the storks are old enough...
  • Tourism, Not Terrorism, Behind Reservoir Visit

    05/17/2002 7:45:16 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 4 replies · 170+ views
    AP | 5-17-02 | n/a
    Tourism, Not Terrorism, Behind Reservoir Visit Associated Press EASTON, Conn. -- It was tourism, not terrorism, behind suspicious activity at the Easton Reservoir that led to the arrests of three men for trespassing.Police got a call about 7:30 p.m. Thursday that three men who appeared to be of Middle Eastern ancestry were on top of a water supply tank with a video camera.Local police arrested the three men as they left the area in a car. Easton police then notified the FBI and state emergency response officials.As it turned out, the three men are cousins from the Bridgeport area who...
  • Three men arrested after suspicious activity at Easton (Connecticut) reservoir

    05/17/2002 5:46:05 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 38 replies · 608+ views
    WTNH-TV, ABC News ^ | May 17, 2002 | AP
    (Easton-AP May 17, 2002 7:25 AM)_ Three men who are described as being of middle-eastern descent have been arrested after suspicious activity at a reservoir in Easton. Easton police got a call about seven-thirty last night that three men were spotted on top of a supply tank of the Easton Reservoir Filtration Plant. One of the men was reportedly using a video camera to film the area around the plant and the reservoir dam. The three were taken into custody and charged with trespassing. Easton police chief John Solomon says because of the heightened state of security for reservoirs, the...
  • Two bodies (Afghanistanis) found in Broad Brook (reservoir)

    04/18/2002 10:41:37 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 23 replies · 645+ views
    (East Windsor-AP Apr. 18, 2002 12:12PM) _ A man and a woman have been found dead in a reservoir in East Windsor. The partially clothed bodies of the couple were pulled from the reservoir at East Windsor Park on Reservoir Avenue this morning. Police say the man and woman were from Afghanistan, but were living in the area. Police say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. Police say the man was an airport taxi service driver and the husband of a woman who reported him missing yesterday. The female victim was not his wife. According to police, neither the...
  • 4 alleged mobsters may be linked to bodies found in Sierra reservoir

    03/21/2002 8:25:18 AM PST · by nimc · 22 replies · 286+ views
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | Thu, Mar. 21, 2002 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four reputed members of the Russian mafia are under arrest for alleged kidnapping schemes that may be linked to the discovery of five bodies in a Sierra Nevada reservoir.</p> <p>The men, who were arrested last month, are accused of hostage-taking and other federal crimes in a March 5 indictment issued in Los Angeles.</p>