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Response to PatSeg (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 12:21 PM

13. It looks like the dam was well made but all dams have a lifetime and God only knows how many ...

.... millions of tons of silt and mud built up on the upstream side of the dam over 90 years and that along
with all the water must have exerted major pressure on the dam and it failed.

points:

Did the damn have emergency spillways? And how come they didn't relief the pressure on the dam.

They might consider not rebuilding the dam and just let the Niobrara River be a river?

BTW these points and ideas are written by somebody who is 600 miles + away and
is not familiar with all the factors that led to the dam's failure.

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Looks like they have been evacuating the downstream side of the dam for the past 2 days.

http://sandhillsexpress.com/local-news/spencer-dam-on-the-niobrara-river-is-compromised/

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