Engineers: Major Tennessee dam at "hi...

Engineers: Major Tennessee dam at "high likelihood" of failure

There are 20 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Apr 25, 2007, titled Engineers: Major Tennessee dam at "high likelihood" of failure. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

A huge dam on the Cumberland River upstream of Nashville has a "very high likelihood" of breaking and flooding within five years if the lake behind it isn't lowered and repair work isn't done, according to a ...

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JOHN JOHN

United States

#1 Apr 25, 2007
THIS SOUNDS SERIOUS JUST THINK OF THE AFTERMATH OF KATRINA ETC. SOUNDS LIKE IT A WINDOW OF OPORTUNITY TO REMEDY THIS PROBLEM
Concerned

Lebanon, TN

#2 Apr 25, 2007
Seems to me that water level should be be dropped and the dam fixed properly. But from what I have read with the dam having so many problems in the past that a good solution would be to build a new modern dam. Or with the cost be to must and if so what price does one put on a human life. If the dam does break how many lives will be lost?
jim

Louisville, KY

#3 Apr 25, 2007
headline says the dam is in tn. it's actually in ky.
JOHN JOHN

United States

#4 Apr 25, 2007
Concerned wrote:
Seems to me that water level should be be dropped and the dam fixed properly. But from what I have read with the dam having so many problems in the past that a good solution would be to build a new modern dam. Or with the cost be to must and if so what price does one put on a human life. If the dam does break how many lives will be lost?
I AGREE LETS DRAIN IT AND FIX THIS PROBLEM BEFORE INNOCENT LIVES ARE PUT IN JEOPARDY
JOHN JOHN

United States

#5 Apr 25, 2007
WHAT ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF DAMS HERE IN EAST TENNESSEE, IWONDER IF THEY ARE UP TO PAR AND HOW OFTEN THE Y ARE INSPECTED
TVA Dam Man

United States

#6 Apr 25, 2007
jim wrote:
headline says the dam is in tn. it's actually in ky.
Good, not our problem then.
TVA Dam Man

United States

#7 Apr 25, 2007
JOHN JOHN wrote:
WHAT ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF DAMS HERE IN EAST TENNESSEE, IWONDER IF THEY ARE UP TO PAR AND HOW OFTEN THE Y ARE INSPECTED
TVA dams = strong concrete, COE dams = weak earthen types. No problems here. They last like great pyramids...

Since: Feb 07

Knoxville, TN

#8 Apr 25, 2007
Can't hold back mother nature!!!!
JOHN JOHN

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2007
TVA Dam Man wrote:
<quoted text>
TVA dams = strong concrete, COE dams = weak earthen types. No problems here. They last like great pyramids...
GOOD DEAL

Since: Feb 07

Nashville, TN

#10 Apr 25, 2007
Buddy, I sure hope you're right!
TVA Dam Man wrote:
<quoted text>
TVA dams = strong concrete, COE dams = weak earthen types. No problems here. They last like great pyramids...
Had To Say It

Hollywood, FL

#11 Apr 25, 2007
If I recall some time back they were going to drain the lake lower than winter pool. That was to pump grout in the limestone base that is washing away under the dam. If the dam is so bad why spend money on pumping grout and not just go to the root of the problem. Goverment bureaucracy maybe.
JOHN DOE

Hendersonville, TN

#12 Apr 25, 2007
MAYBE THEY SHOULD CONSIDER BUILDING A NEW DAM IN FRONT OF THIS ONE INSTEAD OF REPAIRING IT. IT SEEMS LIKE A MONEY PIT.
susdamo

United States

#13 Apr 25, 2007
The dam breaking is tn problems also it will affect sereval tn towns that are on the cumberland river including Nashville as well as Clarksville (where i live}
Damnation

Fort Campbell, TN

#14 Apr 26, 2007
Please change the headline! It's in KY!

“BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND”

Since: Feb 07

KNOXVILLE

#15 Apr 26, 2007
Hey another Dam problem with a Dam Dam. I just wanted to do that. LOL
nate

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Aug 31, 2007
i am from winter garden florida and if this dam fails it will effect me as well. my nine year old sister and mother live in the path of DANGER. are they just going to wait it out like a hurricane. you never know where they are going to hit but if this dam dam fails you know dam well where its going to hit. f*** man just fix it.
Lady Hawke

AOL

#17 Jun 24, 2008
what about the program on the History channel and if a damn breaks it will flood Burkesville and go all the way, 170 miles, to flood Nashville, TN?
Lady Hawke

AOL

#18 Jun 24, 2008
why isn't the US govt and the US Army Corps of Engineers fixing our damns and bridges when they know they are 50+ yrs old and in need of repairs and/or replacement? Look at the horrible pictures of the flooding in Iowa!
Conservative

Columbus, OH

#19 Jan 13, 2010
Cause the govt money is going to politian waste. Like sending 100 of them & their Families to Copenhagen for the Global Warming Mtg, so we can give 3rd world countries money to have clean air plants. While our factories sit empty & China makes toxic jewelry and toys for our children from their pollution factories.
Watchdog

Morristown, TN

#20 Jan 15, 2010
This infrastructure issue is the type of thing that should have been targeted with stimulus funds. Instead, they are shoveling money at schools for temp help, computers and professional travel. I'm all for properly funding schools, but our infrastructure is crumbling and the stimulus money represents a missed opportunity.

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