Curious

Ellijay, GA

#22 May 4, 2013
Do all the guys still hang out at the dam?
Dick Ryder

Webster, NC

#23 May 9, 2013
Curious wrote:
Do all the guys still hang out at the dam?
With all the TVA workers around,Trouser trout season is in full swing i bet.
Dan

Blue Ridge, GA

#24 May 9, 2013
hey i was asking the TVA to replace trees i was asking the question of the dead tree,they have been there for 2 yrs,even the ible thumpers have stopped putting there free bibles there......i know larry has so e money somewhere to replace those 2 trees after all he did buy 2 portable traffic lights and there was no referance in the north ga news about the TVA doing work there.i still beleave they r going to strighten out the curves in the rd....iand i dont give a dam if the TVA reads topix or not ...................
Cousin Eddy

United States

#25 May 10, 2013
Wheres the dam bait !!!!!!!!!
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#26 May 10, 2013
uct wrote:
I noticed yesterday someone was at the Dam and they arrived by helicopter. Do not know if TVA or the contractor, if there is a major problem would TVA tell us?
If you see a troop of little dutch boys arrive, start to worry.
just sayin

Dawsonville, GA

#28 May 10, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
If you see a troop of little dutch boys arrive, start to worry.
I get it and that is funny! You're good.
fish

Palmetto, GA

#29 May 11, 2013
Cousin Eddy wrote:
Wheres the dam bait !!!!!!!!!
at bait shop on 129
Floridian

Orlando, FL

#30 May 11, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
If you see a troop of little dutch boys arrive, start to worry.
NEVER try to stick your finger in the dike, she will slap you silly.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#31 May 11, 2013
Floridian wrote:
<quoted text>
NEVER try to stick your finger in the dike, she will slap you silly.
Bet you would like a dyke to make you her girlfriend.
Janie

Cleveland, GA

#32 May 11, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Bet you would like a dyke to make you her girlfriend.
Some Christian you are huh?

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#33 May 11, 2013
Janie wrote:
<quoted text>
Some Christian you are huh?
Will the one without sin cast the first stone.
Apparently

Chagrin Falls, OH

#35 May 11, 2013
I have noticed more questions than answers regarding the long term “testing” at the Dam.

I wasn’t smart enough to take several factors into consideration pertaining to the lack of informational transparency until a friend of mine “in the know” concerning matters relevant to the engineering, location, construction, integrity, and testing of such projects, brought many safety issues to the forefront that may need addressing.

After riding out to the Dam to witness some of the concerns we discussed, I too, recognized factors, that after some thought, I realized should not be predominate at an Earthen Dam ( if indeed that is what this Dam is considered) and therefore, now share the same safety concerns as my more informed friend.

I am suggesting that for those who may be adversely affected through any possible disastrous event at the Dam, or lessor minor to major inconveniences from conceivable constructional renovation should seek information through someone with expert knowledge in questioning the following:

Specifications, data, engineering expectations (volume, pressure, saturation - liquefaction susceptibility)

Projection comparisons to actual current stats

Method and type of construction

Construction aggregate, materials utilized

Purposes and statistics relating to current testing (drilling)

Current aggregate, saturation, and overall stability - liquefaction susceptibility assessments

Damaging effects of Earthquakes and Liquefaction susceptibility of the foundation soils
underneath Dam

As such infrastructure ages and becomes more obsolete it also becomes more hazardous and perilous as it relates to public safety.

Any failure to particularly such structures as bridges, Dams and those of like kind would be catastrophic to large volumes of our population.

This posting isn’t to denigrate anyone who strives to keep us safe ... be they Government or Private Entities albeit testing, inspecting, maintaining or repairing such major structures of infrastructure, or to suggest that there is any reason to unnecessarily fear the unknown.

The purpose is realistically simple.

For us, the general public, to ask reasonable, intelligent, and informative questions.

And in return we expect honest, reliable, responsive answers upon which to make the many decisions that may so vitally impact our very lives and that of our families.
uct

Blue Ridge, GA

#36 May 12, 2013
I hate to say this however, I think the days of honest, reliable, intelligent , and responsive answers by our Government are over. Great post
Apparently

Chagrin Falls, OH

#37 May 12, 2013
uct wrote:
I hate to say this however, I think the days of honest, reliable, intelligent , and responsive answers by our Government are over. Great post
I tend to agree, just appeared prudent to allow for that contingency.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#38 May 13, 2013
Apparently the credence of this report becomes more apparent the closer to home it becomes. Sounds like a whole slew of jobs just waiting to happen.

The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card
Grade: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:$3.6 Trillion

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/a/#p/...
...Dams again earned a grade of D. The average age of the 84,000 dams in the country is 52 years old. The nation’s dams are aging and the number of high-hazard dams is on the rise. Many of these dams were built as low-hazard dams protecting undeveloped agricultural land. However, with an increasing population and greater development below dams, the overall number of high-hazard dams continues to increase, to nearly 14,000 in 2012. The number of deficient dams is currently more than 4,000. The Association of State Dam Safety Officials estimates that it will require an investment of $21 billion to repair these aging, yet critical, high-hazard dams
Peggster

Dahlonega, GA

#39 Jun 6, 2013
Looking at property in Nottely Woods Subdivision. Wondering what dangers Nottely Dam would pose for the surrounding areas if it should break or release water? Anybody know about the area around the dam?
uct

Blue Ridge, GA

#40 Jun 6, 2013
Where is Nottley Woods in relation to the dam and lake?
Sonny

United States

#41 Jun 6, 2013
Buddy you run your mouth a lot! You don't even realize you are an idiot!

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#43 Jun 6, 2013
Laughing at U wrote:
Sounds like a question a Floridiot asked me once: "I live on Lake Nottely, if the dam breaks, will it flood my house? "
Almost as brilliant as the Yankee who asked the waitress at the old Shoney's of Hiawassee (overlooking Lake Chatuge) what ocean that was...
Lol that was one stupid floridiot.
For Sure

Otto, NC

#44 Jun 6, 2013
They were related to Timmy
Timmy_ wrote:
<quoted text>Lol that was one stupid floridiot.

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