Re: NANFA-- The whole dam affair... Update

Crail, Todd (
Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:26:15 -0500

Steve, that's a good point. If you had seen the dam though, you'd notice
that all it needs is a fence to keep people off of the actual structure (and
from falling directly into the boil scour. This would still provide access
up and downstream of the 4-6 feet that it occupies.

The biggest problem with this dam (besides that it is a dam) is that it has
those girders running the sides and out to the dam that looks like this
"L------L" with the second "L" reversed, below the dotted line is the top of
the dam, the scour and boil above the line.

I think the biggest question is how something like that could be set up to
withstand a really high water situation... Those are details I hope to work
out with the parks.

Hope you get to feelin' better :)

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Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- The whole dam affair... Update

> Not to be a pessimist, but... any fence that is installed will probably be
> more effective at hindering rescuers (the next time) than in keeping
> potential rescuees out of trouble!
> Just my grumpy opinion on the 5th day of a really nasty head cold.
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