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Offline Pete J

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Hope we don't lose the road again
« on: October 25, 2005, 07:16:20 PM »
Here are some flood pictures from the Oct 5th week of torrential rains. It washed out the road in these photos. The ground is still saturated around here and we're being hit by a Nor'Easter fueled by hurricane Wilma. Hope they don't have to replace the road a second time.

This dam is usually dry at the top of the spillway. It is about an 8 or 10 foot drop to the riverbed. Here is is level.


Just to the left you can just make out the top of the dam.


Here is the section of road before it got washed away. It is again 8 to 10 feet down from the roadway to the river. Here it is over the top of the road.




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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2005, 07:23:38 PM »
Hang in there Pete! Do you need some corteza logs for bracing?  ;)

So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2005, 07:28:04 PM »
The POWER of too much water!!!
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 07:29:16 PM »
Sorry Fred, they do things a little different around here. In this part of southern Massachussetts, they build bridges with concrete and steel. Dams on the other hand are a whole different ballgame. The dam that's about to bust in Taunton is made of wood. I've asked myself after seeing it, "What were they thinking?"

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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005, 07:33:14 PM »
On the news down here they reported the Tauton dam as being rebuilt or reinforced or something, overnight.

Captain says he lives just upstream from that dam a little bit.
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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2005, 09:57:54 PM »
Well, that sure beats living a bit downstream from it. ;D

They oughta have warehouses full of little water wheels with generators on'em, so they could stick'em down into them places and harness some of that energy.
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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2005, 10:04:15 PM »
No more "Dam Fun" for us in the fire department up here...the dam has been replaced by a stone and concrete structure, and the original one dismantled.  While I was in Georgia at Moultrie, our Engine 3  and Ladder 1 were covering the north side of Taunton for almost 3 days straight.

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Re: Hope we don't lose the road again
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2005, 06:24:52 AM »
At least you guys still have Dams in place. Unfortunately here in Maine, the Environmentalists are having them torn out left and right. Their ultimate goal is to have all natural rivers again. I am not trying to start a pro-dam versus anti-dam argument here, but I kind of have a fondness for one particular dam. It is located right next to our railroad yard and thus I get to see it's gates being opened and closed, the rise and fall of the water during the seasons and hear the deafening sound of water on days like today when it has rained for 7 consecutive days. It certainly helps pass the boredom that life at the railroad brings on.


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