Dam in Greene County Damaged

Full story: NBC29 Charlottesville

A code red community notification was sent out after one of the dams in the Twin Lakes subdivision was damaged.
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1 - 17 of 17 Comments Last updated Feb 7, 2013
JCS

Alexandria, VA

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Drain the dams! As a member of Twin Lakes, the TLOA spends inordinate amount of money in keeping the dam in check! It is time to drain the dams; TLOA see the dam as a money pit (taking money from the members)! Drain them all!
hitem

Fork Union, VA

#2 Feb 6, 2013
littlt katrina, twin lakes didnt have water the other year now too much. great for home values
sassy

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
JCS wrote:
Drain the dams! As a member of Twin Lakes, the TLOA spends inordinate amount of money in keeping the dam in check! It is time to drain the dams; TLOA see the dam as a money pit (taking money from the members)! Drain them all!
I agree 110%....all they do is worry about those dams.....while everything else is going to heck in twin lakes.....the board worries about dumb stuff as always.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Can we get an independent inspector to look at this too? I don't know how much water is in that dam and the one right below it, but if it's enough that eventually runs into the Rivanna and can flood parts of Charlottesville.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Feb 6, 2013
JCS wrote:
Drain the dams! As a member of Twin Lakes, the TLOA spends inordinate amount of money in keeping the dam in check! It is time to drain the dams; TLOA see the dam as a money pit (taking money from the members)! Drain them all!
how exactly does one drain a dam?
Hello

Moneta, VA

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Native wrote:
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how exactly does one drain a dam?
Magic.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Hello wrote:
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Magic.
AHH....thought so! Perfect illustration of oral diarrhea without a smidgen of subject knowledge!
I live here

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Feb 6, 2013
One of the reasons I moved to Twin Lakes was because of the lakes. Draining them will lessen my property value, as least the enjoyment of my property. Keep the lakes!
Hello

Moneta, VA

#10 Feb 6, 2013
I live here wrote:
One of the reasons I moved to Twin Lakes was because of the lakes. Draining them will lessen my property value, as least the enjoyment of my property. Keep the lakes!
Now you know how the people of Greene Mountain Lake feels. At least they arent looking for a body in your lakes.
Wilbur

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Feb 6, 2013
I heard these dams have been under review for years and the minor actions of the board have created a huge liability for both the potential victims (if the dams fail) as well as the homeowners who will be held financially responsible for any penalties/lawsuits directed at the HOA. Just in time for the spring rains.
Armed

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Feb 6, 2013
Hello wrote:
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Now you know how the people of Greene Mountain Lake feels. At least they arent looking for a body in your lakes.
I believe you are referring to Greene Acres lake
Charlesincharge

Washington, DC

#13 Feb 6, 2013
I used to live there until I got fed up with TLOA's excuses for not fixing the roads. It seems all they want to do is get more money from the residents. The lakes are actually a joke and add little or no value to any home there. Heave you ever looked closely at these lakes? They're nasty. They're filled with trash, and the grounds around them are disgusting. TLOA has been throwing good money at these cesspools for years. The local "boys" that continue to damage them with their 4 wheelers and pickups will never stop, and the police have much more important things to do than sit and wait for them.
It used to be a nice place to live. Other than a neighbor that would let his dogs bark incessantly, and threaten me and my wife when we asked him to bring the dogs in, it was a great place to live. So glad we moved away from that whack job.
Truth

Free Union, VA

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Its Greene slum.Check it out most people that live in there dont care.Worst thing to happen in Greene.Blame it on Greed.Make a park out of it,both sides.SLUM
confused

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Feb 7, 2013
Dont fix it like wildwood valley fixed theirs. that broke several yrs ago after being repaired and hasnt been fixed yet. get qualified people to inspect the dam!

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

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#16 Feb 7, 2013
I live here wrote:
One of the reasons I moved to Twin Lakes was because of the lakes. Draining them will lessen my property value, as least the enjoyment of my property. Keep the lakes!
On the contrary, the way your local gov't deals with things, your property value would increase if the lakes were drained and they became a soccer field. We(my excavating/landscaping company) have filled in a number of smaller ponds and turned them into useful areas. Depending on where you are, and local BS, I mean, local and state rules, at some point you will hit that wall where it just isn't worth it to keep dealing with permits, the DEQ, and all other associated issues. THAT is what will drive up the cost, and why a watershed can be a HUGE PITA.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Feb 7, 2013
Charlesincharge wrote:
The local "boys" that continue to damage them with their 4 wheelers and pickups will never stop...
It used to be a nice place to live. Other than a neighbor that would let his dogs bark incessantly, and threaten me and my wife when we asked him to bring the dogs in
insert name of any # of neighborhoods around here, so much for the 'polite' society
Dude

Warrenton, VA

#18 Feb 7, 2013
Armed wrote:
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I believe you are referring to Greene Acres lake
Isn't that the same lake (reservoir) they drained to look for Samantha Clarke two years ago?

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