Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sunday Two-Fer!

From my previous post someone asked if the lake will remain low. It will remain low until they get the dam repaired which is going to take them about 5-7 years it seems. I guess we'll be used to it by then! They first said the dam was in such a state that they were worried about a failure of the dam, which would be a horrible thing and would cause so much flooding downstream along the Cumberland River.

Quote from the newspaper: "A failure of the dam's 258-foot high concrete structure would unleash the lake's two trillion gallons of water, flooding cities and towns in the valleys along the Cumberland River all the way to Nashville, Tenn."

They are working with every city along the Cumberland River with warning sirens, weather radios, plans, etc. Better to be safe than sorry. Personally I would not want to live on the downside of any dam!! That would definitely be a major disaster. Safety is their first priority, as it should be. Since then, and with the lowering of the lake, they say the dam is safe and they do not fear it failing now.

Have a blessed Sunday everyone!!


Blogger Raggedy said...

Thank you for the dam update!
Great signs!
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

11:38 AM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Love those signs - I stopped by for my weekly fix. As far as the leak, I hope they get the damn thing fixed. I mean, the dam thing fixed. ;-)

3:02 PM  
Blogger TN said...

I live downstream from South Holston Dam in TN. I sure hope it never springs a leak and floods. I know a lot of people that would be kissin this world goodbye....LOL

3:41 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

We do not see many of these road side evangelism signs on Canada. I think we are too modest as a people to advertise our faith in such a humorous "in your face manner."
For some reason the top one reminds me of the camp song we learned, "Oh! you can't go to heaven on a Yonge Street car. 'cause a Yonge Street car don't go that far. . ." Yonge Street is the historic 1900 km road across Ontario from Toronto to the Minnesota border at Rainy river. The car referred to is an electric street car.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

Great signs Rachel! Hope that it really doesn't take so long for the fixing of the Dam. Glad for us too that you live on the upside of the dam, especially if it is in such disrepair!

4:15 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

You mean I'm saving up my air miles points for nuttin???? lol Love both those signs! It was interesting to read the update on the dam...hopefully they can get it repaired sooner than later! xox

8:43 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I wouldn't want to live near that dam. I'm sure they will get it fixed before there's any real danger to all those cities. It would be horrible for it to break!

1:14 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

What if you were there before the dam? I guess you could say you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.......Sorry, just had to say it. I hope they get it fixed so that they don't have to worry about the water level...Have a good day..

I wonder how many airline miles it would take to get to heaven if they accepted them? Ha Ha!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Those signs, as most the ones you have out up, are great.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel -- That is a large lake to be down so much. Our little lake is full again after being so low for a year and a half due to Huricane Rita storm damage to the dam.
I have a post coming soon showing the lake up. It is Adi's view from the 17th tee box.

9:28 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is really terrible and scary about the dam...And 5 to 7 years...! Don't you think that definitely will hurt the businesses that depend on the tourists and visitors? The Domino effect of something as serious is this is quite sobering!

Love your signs every Sunday Rachel...Where do you find them? They are great!

1:56 AM  

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