html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> From the archives: Risking a twenty <strike>foot</strike> <i>meter</i> wall of water.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Risking a twenty foot meter wall of water.

Oh no, no, no.

You know, the geologist who predicted the Teton Dam failure tried to warn Reclamation. They didn't heed. Before it went, he begged Reclamation to at least put in cameras, so they could record the failure and learn from it. They didn't, but tourists caught some of it on video.

Via Ezra's open link thread.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry: but none shall look back.


And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee, shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is destroyed, who will have pity upon her? where shall I seek comforters for thee?


Draw thee waters for the siege: fortify thy strongholds: go into the clay, and temper the mortar: make strong brick.

The parts about fire from above: not so much.

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Peter said...

When Shrub talks about the "Surge" in Iraq, I don't quite think this is what he has in mind.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous SwissArmyD said...

feet, meters, what's the difference? *gets fwapped by Megan's mighty arm* look, stars...

so, d'ya think this dam will be a target now? When I read about the constant grout pumping... yeah, this is the ultimate in a dictator saying, "build me da dam here, or die." Instead of being stupid, they should build the downstream using correct methods, while the upstream acts as a coffer. It'd be cheaper in the longrun...

but I can imagine that they'll wait for it to fall before doing anything... cuz people can be stupid that way.

8:22 AM  

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