More Damn Dam Drones

May 22, 2020

3 Responses to “More Damn Dam Drones”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    The Damn Dam Drones are a very useful tool in showing what’s actually happening on the ground (or in this case, the water). A lot cheaper than a helicopter, and often flown by folks who know the local situation better than news anchors from the big cities.

    Midland is fast becoming the Poster Child for old dams-neglected infrastructure-excessive rainfall impacts and flooding-lack of government action-failure of private industry-general public indifference until the SHTF, and general fingerpointing in all directions—-the big question being, of course, is who is going to pay for fixing the mess and putting everything back to “normal”? And beyond that, at what point will we be overwhelmed?

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      Midland is fast becoming the Poster Child for old dams-neglected infrastructure…

      Besides the 92-year-old Spencer Dam in Nebraska that failed in 2019, or the 91-year-old Dunlap Dam in Texas that failed in 2019. Then you can count the failures of poorly maintained old levees.

      At least it gave the news people a break from the tedious, unsexy coverage of CoVID 19.

      • dumboldguy Says:

        Don’t forget all the abandoned mines and tailing piles/ponds scattered all over the country, particularly in the West. And all the abandoned landfills. And all the chemical plants and refineries along the ever increasingly at risk Gulf Coast.
        Out of sight, out of mind—–until.


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