Michigan flooding

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  1. simply1

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    That looks like it’s going to be pretty bad.

     
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  2. simply1

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  3. IcSyU

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    Good friends of mine live in Midland. Some of the pictures make the Ames flooding look like child's play.
     
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  4. 2forISU

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    We are not as bad as Midland, but Columbus, OH has already set a record for rain in May. From noon on Monday to 8am on Tuesday we received 6.5" of rain. The rain looks to continue for the next couple days.
     
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  5. Cyclonepride

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    Yikes, just noticed the "before the dam broke" caption
     
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    After living through the 08 flood in CR I feel tremendously bad for them. Years of recovery are ahead.
     
  7. Cydkar

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    Dang, that's a Led Zeppelin song right there.
     
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  8. BCClone

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    Do they have a nuclear plant there? Saw they have a cooling pond (not far from the river so that is freely flowing most likely).
     
  9. CYme

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    That dam failure layer map shows some pretty serious devastation.
     
  10. Cyclonepride

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    Sounds like the vulnerabilities of this dam were well known.

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/20/edenville-dam-power-license-revoked-failure-reinforce-structure/5226539002/

    "The energy commission (FERC), which regulates U.S. power generation, notified the dam's previous owner as far back as 1999 that it needed to increase capacity of the Edenville dam's spillways to prevent a significant flood from overcoming the structure. FERC subsequently notified the dam's new owner, Boyce Hydro Power LLC, when the license transferred in 2004."
     
  11. Gunnerclone

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    This Suuuuuuuccccckkkkkksssss. Hope your basement is staying dry. We sit high and never have water, but I found a small plate sized pool that had come up from the concrete yesterday.
     
  12. cowgirl836

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    Have family there but looks like they're a bit outside of the evacuation zone at least.
     
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  13. SCyclone

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    Daughter #3 is in Ann Arbor, glad she's far away.
     
  14. SouthernCy

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    Flooding is almost state wide here. Some of the areas that don't seem to be getting as much media attention are lake side. The great lakes are extremely full and busting over sea walls. Lake St. Clair, which is essentially a holding tank lake/river between Lake Huron and Lake Erie, is flooding over worse than they have seen in years. Lots of people live around that lake.
     
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  15. cycloner29

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    Didn't the dam upstream fail also? Just did a Google Satellite view and all the lake shore homes that were up and down all both dams. We survived he '93 floods in Ames but that seems to be a drop in the bucket when talking about 9' of water coming at you!
     
  16. Cyclonepride

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    Perhaps? I was under the impression that there were two failures, and this dam led to the failure of the other dam, but I could be wrong.
     
  17. 2forISU

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    We had some water come up through the cement slab in the basement(groundwater is so high) but overall stayed dry. I live in UA it seems there is a lot of people that weren't so lucky. This is the 2nd major rainfall we have had in 2-months and we don't need anymore water.
     
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  18. Gorm

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    Having documented warnings going back 20 years isn't going to be good for them. Hope they are ready for 10 years of legal issues.
     
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  19. Cyclonepride

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    Yeah, hopefully they carry a massive amount of insurance, but I doubt that will cover the full extent of it. I never really thought of dams as being held privately, but maybe that is common?
     
  20. AgronAlum

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    Not sure about a nuke plant but the Dow Chemical headquarters Is in Midland. They produce a bunch of chem products up there.
     
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