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Teach wrote: »
I used to fish for catfish downstream of a couple of TVA dams, and even though they've been there for decades, it sort of increases the pucker factor to sit there in a small boat and look up at that big concrete wall. The fish wait just downstream of the turbine outlets and feed on the chum from the fish that go through the turbines. Bottom-bumping with cut bait can catch some big ones!
zorba wrote: »
I bet those guys trying to drive out had a few choice words for the grader operator that was blocking the road! :yikes:
alphasigmookie wrote: »
Wow! Lots of reminders of how powerful nature can be around the world lately.
snake284 wrote: »
Why lately? Mother Nature has always been capable of being a real Sunny Beach!
Wambli Ska wrote: »
BBC.com has replaced foxnews.com as my go to site for news. I'm sick of the emotional puke stream being served up by the major USA news outlets...
breamfisher wrote: »
...but, but Fox is fair and balanced!
Jeff in TX wrote: »
Mother nature is one strong force, notice how it pushed the bulldozer around, that thing weighs tons and the water just moved it! Wow!
Buford wrote: »
If you watch the video the grader operator bailed as soon as the water comes down.
tennmike wrote: »
The Fontana and Ocoee dams have big cracks in the downstream walls. Major pucker factor with those two!
Make_My_Day wrote: »
I've been on top of the Fontana Dam at least 6 times in the last 6 years. Looking down the spillway from on top of it is like looking off the roof of a 40 story building.
tennmike wrote: »
Fontana Dam and Alcoa, TN were sort of joined at the hip during WWII. The dam was finally constructed to meet the needs of wartime production, and the aluminum plant in Alcoa was a big part of that. Lots of aluminum needed for aircraft production. Oak Ridge benefited from it, too. It was a HUGE project for the time.
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