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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Jimbo] #13212298
07/12/19 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by grout-scout
I personally don’t see the need for federal tax dollars to fund a lake with no real purpose. It’s one thing if it’s built for flood control, but it wasn’t. Obviously you guys that live there feel differently, well then, you guys find a way to pay for it. Lean on your county commissioners, lean on the HOA’s, private funders.


If it was used for generating electricity then that would be it's purpose as part of the power grid which should qualify I would think?
If not, then yes it might be a hard sell.



I agree sir.

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13217315
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https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13217340
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Someone needs to have some hats made that say, "Make McQueeney Public Again!"


Just one more cast!

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: AG87] #13217370
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Originally Posted by AG87
https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.




Well now you guys have done “screwed the pooch” for everyone. Make the bear mad and the bear responds.

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: grout-scout] #13217443
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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by AG87
https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.




Well now you guys have done “screwed the pooch” for everyone. Make the bear mad and the bear responds.


Exactly Right......


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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: AG87] #13217596
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Originally Posted by AG87
https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.


Naaaahhhh sarcastic

Actually it was a miracle than nobody lost their life when that dam gave way.
Possible that it could happen again with not so good of an outcome, so I think they are wise by taking action of draining those lakes until they can be inspected, but I wouldn't want to be the inspector who puts his name on the line by passing them.


Just one more cast!

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Jimbo] #13217845
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by AG87
https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.


Naaaahhhh sarcastic

Actually it was a miracle than nobody lost their life when that dam gave way.
Possible that it could happen again with not so good of an outcome, so I think they are wise by taking action of draining those lakes until they can be inspected, but I wouldn't want to be the inspector who puts his name on the line by passing them.


They won't pass.



Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13217870
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Gonna be homeowners with pitchforks at that meeting!

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13217927
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Meeting should be over so any word?

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: spacejunkie] #13218061
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GBRA did not make decision yet. We will see.

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13218105
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Originally Posted by BillS2006
Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by AG87
https://www.ksat.com/news/gbra-to-consider-emptying-four-more-lakes-over-safety-concerns

More lakes to be drained. Some speculate this is in response to the lawsuit filed but who knows.


Naaaahhhh sarcastic

Actually it was a miracle than nobody lost their life when that dam gave way.
Possible that it could happen again with not so good of an outcome, so I think they are wise by taking action of draining those lakes until they can be inspected, but I wouldn't want to be the inspector who puts his name on the line by passing them.


They won't pass.




Plus #1.
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: grout-scout] #13218217
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Originally Posted by grout-scout
Gonna be homeowners with pitchforks at that meeting!


Probably what GBRA would hope for, to shift the blame for something happening if draining the lakes were delayed.
If the situation is as bad as they (experts) say, then why wait?


Just one more cast!

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: BillS2006] #13218348
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GBRA doesn't have much choice now that two gates have failed. It is a liability issue now. The lawsuit doesn't have any weight in their decision. If the lawsuit was allowed to move forward, it will be in court for many many years. I don't see where there is any basis for McQueeny property owners to file a suit. What have they lost? They have to prove a loss, and no one has lost a dime until they sell the property.
If GBRA lowers the lakes as they say, why not make repairs to existing gates as needed instead of replacing them with 15 million dollar fancy gates? These gate have worked for a long time.



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Originally Posted by BillS2006
GBRA doesn't have much choice now that two gates have failed. It is a liability issue now. The lawsuit doesn't have any weight in their decision. If the lawsuit was allowed to move forward, it will be in court for many many years. I don't see where there is any basis for McQueeny property owners to file a suit. What have they lost? They have to prove a loss, and no one has lost a dime until they sell the property.
If GBRA lowers the lakes as they say, why not make repairs to existing gates as needed instead of replacing them with 15 million dollar fancy gates? These gate have worked for a long time.


I think the question would be, to what extent would the repairs go?
Would it be a halfarsed job replacing only parts that are obviously worn and leave other parts as is just because they deem to be serviceable, but still be almost a century old, and the cost would still be pretty high, or just replace the entire gates?
The smart thing would be replace them all at one time!


Just one more cast!

Re: Lake Dunlap [Re: Jimbo] #13218408
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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Originally Posted by BillS2006
GBRA doesn't have much choice now that two gates have failed. It is a liability issue now. The lawsuit doesn't have any weight in their decision. If the lawsuit was allowed to move forward, it will be in court for many many years. I don't see where there is any basis for McQueeny property owners to file a suit. What have they lost? They have to prove a loss, and no one has lost a dime until they sell the property.
If GBRA lowers the lakes as they say, why not make repairs to existing gates as needed instead of replacing them with 15 million dollar fancy gates? These gate have worked for a long time.


I think the question would be, to what extent would the repairs go?
Would it be a halfarsed job replacing only parts that are obviously worn and leave other parts as is just because they deem to be serviceable, but still be almost a century old, and the cost would still be pretty high, or just replace the entire gates?
The smart thing would be replace them all at one time!

And therein lies the problem. Cost to repair by GBRA's estimate would be impossible. If you will recall, they chose the most expensive type of gate that was, in their opinion, the only choice. To fix them all would be over 100 million bucks. And they knew that would never happen. Just get ready for the new normal.



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