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walsy 13-02-2017 01:23 PM

waiting for a dam to fail
 
live now

Pete40 13-02-2017 06:43 PM

They have an evacuation order for two cities and 100,000 people. Reasonably serious I would say.

Watched a doco on this the other day..

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...sands-in-italy

Happened back in 1963 - killed 2000 people. They calculated there would be a 20m wave - turned out to be 200m high instead - someone cocked up by a factor of 10. Let's hope modern computers can help this one not to F-up.

pecker 13-02-2017 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete40 (Post 2002458)
They have an evacuation order for two cities and 100,000 people. Reasonably serious I would say.



Watched a doco on this the other day..



http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...sands-in-italy



Happened back in 1963 - killed 2000 people. They calculated there would be a 20m wave - turned out to be 200m high instead - someone cocked up by a factor of 10. Let's hope modern computers can help this one not to F-up.



Yeah I watched that too. Was interesting except it went twice as long as it needed to with all the dramatic recreations.

Jimmy 13-02-2017 08:39 PM

find the one where they drilled into a salt mine and accidentally drained a lake in one day.

pecker 13-02-2017 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jimmy (Post 2002465)
find the one where they drilled into a salt mine and accidentally drained a lake in one day.

Link?

Tom68 13-02-2017 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pecker (Post 2002466)
Link?

https://youtu.be/ddlrGkeOzsI

Pete40 13-02-2017 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom68 (Post 2002467)

That was a survey error.

mickv 13-02-2017 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pete40 (Post 2002468)
That was a survey error.

That one always amazes me that no one got killed.

walsy 13-02-2017 10:02 PM

At 700 feet high the wall is the highest in usa.
that makes the spillway massive.
the engineering works that are and will be used are interesting.
this video was last Tuesday:

shawbagga 13-02-2017 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by walsy (Post 2002471)
At 700 feet high the wall is the highest in usa.

Trumpy will have to make his wall 701ft high then!


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