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#11278172 - 12/12/15 02:29 PM Lewisville Dam "critically near failure"
Tony S Offline
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Registered: 10/12/09
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Loc: Mesquite
Looks like the Corp has their hands full for the dam called "Trouble".
Are Hickory, Westlake, and Big Sandy still closed to flooding?

Dallas Morning News
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#11278199 - 12/12/15 02:50 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
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Glad I don't live down below it.

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#11278229 - 12/12/15 03:16 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
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Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Am I seeing things or did the article say the dam was past it's life expectancy? If that is the case shouldn't they be required to do major overhauls? Its not like a patch for a pothole that should last 2 years, its a flippin dam that could fail and be catastrophic.

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#11278295 - 12/12/15 04:03 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: rxkid2001]
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Holy cow, I read that if it were to give way. Downtown Dallas would be under 50' foot of water.
That sounds like more than 500k would die, a decision is going to be made within 6-mons of the time that article came out.. 50-500 million to repair depending on the method used to fix it..

It's been moved to the top of the list as most dangerous dam in America... eeks
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#11278318 - 12/12/15 04:17 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
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We just spent the last 4 weeks cutting and caulking the spillway expansion joints for the corp. The dam road was closed so we had to 4x4 in/out everyday. Had no clue that was the reason. Funny to think we were concerned about the water going over the spillway last week.

Side note: Amazing how many deer/trophy bucks are below the dam. We saw good bucks every day.
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#11278319 - 12/12/15 04:18 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
Tony S Offline
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It doesn't paint a good picture for Corp PR when they are quoted as saying "we don’t want to unduly panic the public, so we sugarcoat the message a bit.”
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#11278372 - 12/12/15 05:04 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
Mark Jones Offline
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Wow

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#11278397 - 12/12/15 05:22 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
Brad Hardt Online   content
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I heard about this five years ago . Can't believe people just now know.
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#11278456 - 12/12/15 06:04 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
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Seen it this week in person......pretty sunk in.
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#11278475 - 12/12/15 06:17 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
Bossbowman Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/05
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eeks

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#11278495 - 12/12/15 06:28 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
elkhunter7x6 Online   content
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It would be one heck of a disaster if it failed!

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#11278523 - 12/12/15 06:52 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
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interesting

another reason to dislike Sewerville laugh
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#11278534 - 12/12/15 06:57 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Doug R.]
Delvec Offline
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
interesting

another reason to dislike Sewerville laugh

Takes on a new meaning to draining that sewer.
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#11278536 - 12/12/15 06:59 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
Ranger Z21 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/04
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Loc: Shady Shores, TX.
Interesting read. It's funny that they mentioned the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa. I grew up in Johnstown and of course not there in 1889 for that one or the one in 1936. I was part of the 1977 flood that devastated the city once again. Newly married we lost everything including several family members and friends that we graduated with. Hence the nickname for the city as "The Flood City". As bad as that was I could not imagine the devastation that a breach at Lewisville would create.
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#11278575 - 12/12/15 07:23 PM Re: Lewisville Dam "critically near failure" [Re: Tony S]
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Just read this article. Wonder if Dallas is gonna pony up some cash now. Probably not. If Lewisville pays for it, they should tear up any contracts with Dallas and renegotiate a better deal that allows them to quit draining it so fast.
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