Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Massive Oroville Causes Evacuation



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Summary: In Oroville, California, the hole in the Oroville dam cause a threat of flooding the area.  Approaching to Drain the lake by 50 feet and repair damage before a rainstorm can occur. About 180,000 residents in that area were forced to evacuate the surrounding area.

Questions: 
- Do you think this Dam will cause great destruction to many homes? 
- Is it possible to drain the lake 50 feet before a rainstorm?

19 comments:

  1. I feel that if broken, the water released from the dam will cause lots of destruction. There is tons of water that will rush out quickly and destroy houses quickly with such immense force due to it's pressure. I don't think it'll be possible to drain it because it is a tough task that may take more time than the limited time that we have now.

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  2. I think time is limited until the next rainstorm, so it was probably a good idea to evacuate it.

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  3. I think these dams will cause a lot of destruction to communities, and it will also be strong.

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  4. I also think that this dam will cause a lot of destruction. If it was not going to be a harm then the residents wouldn't have been evacuated. I don't think they'll be able to drain it but since the people were evacuated i think it'll be okay.

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  5. I believe that the dam could cause a lot of damage if broken. It holds a lot of water and if it's released theres no way of stopping the water. I agree with Rob, and think the best solution is to evacuate due to limited time.

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  6. Ya that amount of water will cause lots of damage but draining it sounds a little hard.

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  7. The dam could create lots of damage to near by communities, it was a good idea to evacuate people for their own safety. It seems hard to drain all the water, any mistake they make could cause worse things to happen so they need to be very careful.

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  8. The destruction-process the dam has already taken has already damaged many homes. I do understand your idea of drainage, but where would the water of the lakes be drained to?

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  9. This is a problem man has created for ourselves, and we now suffer the consequences. Don't confuse this with me saying "let the people die," I'm very much in favor of relocation, but this is more of a man-made problem than a rain problem. Many say that homes will be lost, but what of the homes of animals lost and ecosystems damaged when this dam was constructed? Dam building involves essentially flooding out a river until it forms a lake, which introduces a new ecosystem incredibly rapidly. Perhaps if we are to build such water sources, we should plan our homes accordingly?

    To answer your question about draining the lake: draining the lake seems redundant. We have been in a period of severe drought and seen the lakes and dams empty several feet. Now that rain comes we panic because our technology can't handle it?

    What do you guys think about the environmental impacts of dams, as well as the water resource crisis in California?

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  10. I think that the dam destruction will cause many people to lose their homes. This will cause people to become homeless and lose financial stability.

    It may be possible if there is enough time, but the state will have to act quickly to make the drainage happen.

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  11. I think that the dam will destruct many homes especially if many homes were not prepared for the destruction. It may be possible to drain the lake but only if authorities take immediate action.

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  12. This dam will cause great destruction to many homes. I think that if it keeps going unstable, then it will eventually destroy many of the homes nearby it. There is a possibility if you can apply many pipes from there to another factory that can hold the water.

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  13. I think that it was a good idea to evacuate the dam before the next rainstorm hit and cause ever more damage than necessary. Sure it is destructive to the area and having to evacuate everyone for the release of water, but that's better than what could happen if a rainstorm hit and all the water was still in.

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  14. I think this was a very dangerous thing, and that it could have easily harmed the homes as well as the people.

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  15. The dam could cause a lot of damage. Especially because of the rainstorms it will only get worst. With all the rain, I don't think they will be able to drain 50ft of water before the next rainstorm.

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  16. I think that the dam is able to destroy many homes. I do not think that they will be able to drain 50 ft of water because rain can be unpredictable sometimes.

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  17. I think the dam would have cause a whole lot of damage.

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  18. I believe with the hole in the dam it will cause some damage too homes and with this storm it doesnt help very much either, causing flash floods. I dont think we will be able to drain 50 feet of water because the storm will just bring more water, but it will help to remove some water so there isnt any other floods.

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  19. The dam would definitely cause destruction if any mistake were to be it would be destructive. I think we can manage to drain a lake if enough cares is put into doing it

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