Lake Blue Ridge ; Our Dam is Doomed.

Lake Blue Ridge ; Our Dam is Doomed.

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Observer

Waunakee, WI

#1 May 10, 2012
So TVA experts keep on "watching" the dams cracks.TVA could still watch it for months according to the newspaper.Safty a serious concern.Will not raise lake level placing more strain on the wall.
And so I could continue... but many of us are starting to add one and one together.Umh ... what if the safty of the dam wall cannot be certified.Do we drain the lake and rebuild the whole wall ?
Fact is a cracks in this case can surely only come from water pressure on the other side of the wall.The implications for the lake and Blue Ridge may be much more dire than we would like to contemplate.
rebelforlife

United States

#2 May 10, 2012
Observer wrote:
So TVA experts keep on "watching" the dams cracks.TVA could still watch it for months according to the newspaper.Safty a serious concern.Will not raise lake level placing more strain on the wall.
And so I could continue... but many of us are starting to add one and one together.Umh ... what if the safty of the dam wall cannot be certified.Do we drain the lake and rebuild the whole wall ?
Fact is a cracks in this case can surely only come from water pressure on the other side of the wall.The implications for the lake and Blue Ridge may be much more dire than we would like to contemplate.
You are so right but some people only worry about the lake level because it effects there boating and the way the lake looks.
Orion

Cedaredge, CO

#3 May 10, 2012
So much for water front propery:)
WTN

Waunakee, WI

#4 May 11, 2012
Here's the best advice you will get - Get your sh*t and get out.

Since: May 12

Blue Ridge, GA

#5 May 11, 2012
What worries me is the powder-puff pieces the News Observer has done on the whole thing. At the very least someone's feet should be held to the fire since the original contractor obviously screwed up.

“Next Litigants Please”

Since: Mar 12

armpit of the earth

#6 May 11, 2012
brg2317 wrote:
What worries me is the powder-puff pieces the News Observer has done on the whole thing. At the very least someone's feet should be held to the fire since the original contractor obviously screwed up.
Good luck "holding thier feet to the fire" dumbasss . They are all most likely dead the dam was built between 1928-1931 by the Toccoa Electric Power Company . It was sold to the TVA in 1939 . I guess, Google is too hard to use ?

Since: May 12

Blue Ridge, GA

#7 May 12, 2012
Doug Llewelyn wrote:
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Good luck "holding thier feet to the fire" dumbasss . They are all most likely dead the dam was built between 1928-1931 by the Toccoa Electric Power Company . It was sold to the TVA in 1939 . I guess, Google is too hard to use ?
If you read the newspaper you would know I was talking about the contractors they fired that performed the recent work on the dam.

Is there any real conversation on here or just retards like this posting all the time?

“Next Litigants Please”

Since: Mar 12

armpit of the earth

#8 May 12, 2012
brg2317 wrote:
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If you read the newspaper you would know I was talking about the contractors they fired that performed the recent work on the dam.
Is there any real conversation on here or just retards like this posting all the time?
You said "original contractors", apparently the only retard is you. You seem to be the only person that doesn't have a grasp of the english language.

Since: May 12

Blue Ridge, GA

#9 May 12, 2012
Doug Llewelyn wrote:
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You said "original contractors", apparently the only retard is you. You seem to be the only person that doesn't have a grasp of the english language.
See, boys and girls, this is why we can't have nice things.

Try to keep up Dougie. The entire conversation is about the recent work that has been done. No one is talking about the initial building of the dam. If I had been told up front that I would have to compose my responses with crayons for the slow people I probably wouldn't have bothered.

“Next Litigants Please”

Since: Mar 12

armpit of the earth

#10 May 12, 2012
brg2317 wrote:
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See, boys and girls, this is why we can't have nice things.
Try to keep up Dougie. The entire conversation is about the recent work that has been done. No one is talking about the initial building of the dam. If I had been told up front that I would have to compose my responses with crayons for the slow people I probably wouldn't have bothered.
I'm sorry to get your panties in a wad Susan, but, their was no mention of recent construction in this thread except for the fact you were pissing and moaning about something that was completed 80 years ago. If you had meant for the conversation to revovle around you inner thoughts, you might share them instead of leaving them unsaid. Next time, write it in crayon, it seems to be at the exact intelligence level you require to operate as a troglodyte.

Since: May 12

Blue Ridge, GA

#11 May 12, 2012
Doug Llewelyn wrote:
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I'm sorry to get your panties in a wad Susan, but, their was no mention of recent construction in this thread except for the fact you were pissing and moaning about something that was completed 80 years ago. If you had meant for the conversation to revovle around you inner thoughts, you might share them instead of leaving them unsaid. Next time, write it in crayon, it seems to be at the exact intelligence level you require to operate as a troglodyte.
The dam cracks, which is what this whole conversation is about, occurred as a result of the recent construction. It is apparent you are here to argue just for argument sake. Now, if you insist on calling names behind the computer screen your mom bought you, I will happily send you a message with my address so you can come on over and have a chat about it. Otherwise STFU. It's better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are an idiot than to open it and confirm their suspicious.
CountryGeekGirl

Georgetown, TN

#12 May 12, 2012
Doug, here's a protip: if you're here to troll people by making them feel stupid, and throw around big words like "troglodyte," try to at least have some semblance of a clue as to what's going on in a thread, hmm? You're not trolling very well at all. You just seem confused and stupid.

“Next Litigants Please”

Since: Mar 12

armpit of the earth

#13 May 13, 2012
brg2317 wrote:
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It's better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are an idiot than to open it and confirm their suspicious.
This is what I have been telling you the whole time sweetheart .
And to the girl , f*ck off no one asked for a woman's opinion, its not a baking question.
Observer

Waunakee, WI

#14 May 13, 2012
Ok kids go to bed now.
THE ISSUE is that there is a growing chance that the dam wall will not heal itself.It also seems more and more evident that TVA does not know what to make of the situation.
Between the newspaper and TVA they seem to want the public to believe it is just a matter of time till this problem goes away.
BUT what if it does not go away ??
Do they demolish the whole dangerous wall and rebuild it .Maybe it takes 3 years ?
Do they just leave the lake level down at a safe level for ever ? No funds to rebuild ?
Should we just keep our heads in the sand and hope.. or should we sit up and ask some probing questions? If we are dealing with a game changer ,and it's starting to look that way, then we should want to know the full story and not be led around by the nose.
Local observer

Onalaska, WA

#15 May 13, 2012
I can remember as a kid thateveryone who lived "below the dam" always had a "fear" of the dam bursting & what might happen. Lots of people even bought a scanner type device to alert them when the dam broke! Maybe this is just a marketing plan by TVA to put fear back in the minds of those below the dam & to sell the monitor/scanner devices again??
rebelforlife

United States

#16 May 14, 2012
Local observer wrote:
I can remember as a kid thateveryone who lived "below the dam" always had a "fear" of the dam bursting & what might happen. Lots of people even bought a scanner type device to alert them when the dam broke! Maybe this is just a marketing plan by TVA to put fear back in the minds of those below the dam & to sell the monitor/scanner devices again??
The monitors were provided by TVA at no charge. TVA has had a plan for the failure of the dam for years. In fact the local fire dept and law dept had a drill in the late 80's to see if the plan would work.
The monitors were collected by them after the first repairs of the dam in the 90's.
special

Palotina, Brazil

#17 May 14, 2012
doug is a dum hick name lol

Since: Apr 11

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#18 May 14, 2012
http://www.tva.gov/sites/blueridge.htm
TVA commentary/report on the Lake.
Jake

Waunakee, WI

#21 May 16, 2012
Since no work is being done on the lake wall .....when will we be allowed to use the road over the wall ...or is it to dangerous ?
Why dangerous ?
mantherafts

Acworth, GA

#22 May 17, 2012
May 1, 2012 ó TVA will continuing holding the water level in Blue Ridge Reservoir at approximately 1,672 feet (its current elevation) at least through the end of July 2012. This means the reservoir will remain below normal summer pool for this year.

Blue Ridge Dam is safe and stable. There is no change in the damís ability to hold water.

Because public safety is TVAís number one priority, we are being overly cautious and holding the reservoir at this level after we saw unexpected ground movement on March 7, 2012. This movement occurred during the completion of the two-year Blue Ridge Dam rehabilitation project.

To ensure long-term dam safety, we are conducting significant monitoring, testing and analysis on the earlier ground movement at the dam. Holding the reservoir steady provides TVA consistent conditions for collecting the data necessary to complete a full engineering evaluation. It removes the variable of fluctuating water pressure against the dam from monitoring readings. This will allow us to determine if additional long-term stability work is necessary before completing the dam rehabilitation project.

Find out more about the project.



Blue Ridge Reservoir is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest of north Georgia. Thereís a scenic overlook above the dam and a shaded picnic area near the powerhouse. The canoe and kayak launch site below the dam gives nonmotorized boaters access to the Toccoa River.

The river is noted among anglers for its sunfish, trout, and bass. When water is released from Blue Ridge Dam to generate electricity, the river becomes a Class I-II float through the Georgia hills. Besides providing power and recreational opportunities, Blue Ridge also helps reduce flood damage.

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