Too costly to flood-proof Qld dams: govt

There are 13 comments on the The West Australian story from Apr 9, 2011, titled Too costly to flood-proof Qld dams: govt. In it, The West Australian reports that:

It would be too costly to build flood storage space in dams around some of the worst hit regional Queensland towns, a ministerial briefing note submitted to the flood inquiry says.

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“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#1 Apr 9, 2011
What the hell is flood storage.
Does this mean they are too scared to let the water raise to the top of the spillway as it was designed to let the water out uniformly.
Somerset dam has two spill ways in different locations providing the necessary hydroponics for the safe release of water.
Gustav

Australia

#2 Apr 9, 2011
well build another dam or reservoir!!!!just get some dynamite n blow up soil making a reservoir!!

u mean it actually needed thpusands of people to figure out how to solve a simple flood problem???
Gustav

Australia

#3 Apr 9, 2011
..........they could build pipelines to transport water to hot dry interior.if ancient romans could build aqueducts i wonder why modern aussies cant do it?perhaps they lack.......... simple intelligence.

its the DNA thing.
Gustav

Australia

#4 Apr 9, 2011
The Romans constructed numerous aqueducts to serve any large city in their empire, as well as many small towns and industrial sites. The city of Rome had the largest concentration of aqueducts, with water being supplied by eleven aqueducts constructed over a period of about 500 years. They served drinking water and supplied the numerous baths and fountains in the city, as well as finally being emptied into the sewers, where the once-used gray water performed their last function in removing waste matter.
The first Roman aqueduct was the Aqua Appia, built in 312 BC during the Roman Republic. The methods of construction are described by Vitruvius in his work De Architectura written in the 1st century BC. His book would have been of great assistance to Frontinus, a general who was appointed in the late 1st century AD to administer the many aqueducts of Rome. He discovered a discrepancy between the intake and supply of water caused by illegal pipes inserted into the channels to divert the water, and reported on his efforts to improve and regulate the system to the emperor Trajan at the end of the 1st century AD. The report of his investigation is known as De aquaeductu. In addition to masonry aqueducts, the Romans built many more leats channels excavated in the ground, usually with a clay lining. They could serve industrial sites such as gold mines, lead and tin mines, forges, water-mills and baths or thermae. Leats were very much cheaper than the masonry design, but all aqueducts required good surveying to ensure a regular and smooth flow of water.
Contents [hide]
1 Engineering
2 Construction of Roman aqueducts
3 Industrial aqueducts
4 Decline in use
5 See also
6 Notes
7 References
8 External links
[edit] EngineeringThe combined length of the aqueducts in the city of Rome is estimated between 490 and a little over 500 miles. However, only 29 miles (47 km) were above ground, as most Roman aqueducts ran beneath the surface of the ground. Building underground helped to keep the water free from disease (the carcasses of humans would not be able to get into the aqueduct)
Gustav

Australia

#5 Apr 9, 2011
are they really making a detailed study or are they having more stops at the coffee machine?

if i were the boss and i got that report from my workers.i would rather have them saying they were fooling n goofing around at werk then to say they cant have a practical feasible soulution.

i remebered the days of old when warriors who couldnt bring the enemy for their emperor were crucified on a cross when they failed their duties.

Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#6 Apr 9, 2011
Qld government is broke. The new Southern Queensland Correctional Center has been scaled back, with funds diverted elsewhere. With the only the women's section completed, they are just turning it into a male prison..with extra cages. You'll see more speed cameras and cop more penalties and fees than ever before if you live in the sunshine state.
Gustav

Australia

#7 Apr 9, 2011
hey maybe i should go apply n sign up as water minister!!!
Gustav

Australia

#8 Apr 9, 2011
high rises on the range wrote:
Qld government is broke. The new Southern Queensland Correctional Center has been scaled back, with funds diverted elsewhere. With the only the women's section completed, they are just turning it into a male prison..with extra cages. You'll see more speed cameras and cop more penalties and fees than ever before if you live in the sunshine state.
a few canals dug out by small mechanical diggers and laid with reasonable materials would solve flood problems. in fact u could even use garbage from the tip to lay n water prrooof the materials for ground aqueducts drained to dryer areas of oz..do the calculations.they arent for structural but just mere transporting of excess water elsewhere....like a creek or drain

Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#9 Apr 9, 2011
Gustav wrote:
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a few canals dug out by small mechanical diggers and laid with reasonable materials would solve flood problems. in fact u could even use garbage from the tip to lay n water prrooof the materials for ground aqueducts drained to dryer areas of oz..do the calculations.they arent for structural but just mere transporting of excess water elsewhere....like a creek or drain
Sounds to me like you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#10 Apr 9, 2011
Gustav wrote:
..........they could build pipelines to transport water to hot dry interior.if ancient romans could build aqueducts i wonder why modern aussies cant do it?perhaps they lack.......... simple intelligence.
its the DNA thing.
They have just built a desalination plant on the coast and I was wondering out aloud at the time why couldn't they reverse the pumps and drain the water back into the sea from whichever reservoir was causing the most stress.
Gustav

Australia

#11 Apr 10, 2011
high rises on the range wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds to me like you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
perhaps australias real problem lies with folks like u.u are unable to eliminate the problems with what u have in hand n start criticising.learn from the roman from the 1st century befor spouting yer werthless facts that even Atilla the hun would have considered a no brainer.obviously the romans knew what they were doing and did calculations.did u do any calculations?i guess not...sounds to me u have no initiatives nor workable ideas to have anything done in oz.

if all folks were to be like u in the 1st millenium....we would still be riding on horses ,using candles and living in flooded caves .

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#12 Apr 10, 2011
Gustav wrote:
<quoted text>
perhaps australias real problem lies with folks like u.u are unable to eliminate the problems with what u have in hand n start criticising.learn from the roman from the 1st century befor spouting yer werthless facts that even Atilla the hun would have considered a no brainer.obviously the romans knew what they were doing and did calculations.did u do any calculations?i guess not...sounds to me u have no initiatives nor workable ideas to have anything done in oz.
if all folks were to be like u in the 1st millenium....we would still be riding on horses ,using candles and living in flooded caves .
Same here

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#13 Apr 10, 2011
typical the money stays in their pockets for another 10 years even though everything

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