How many accidents have happened below center hill dam?
No where near enough to justify any regulations. But as I understand it, this is a federal reg that was passed a while ago and the Corps is just now enforcing it. Thats why I dont think there is much we can do to stop it. To those that matter, its water under the bridge.
I wouldn't be surprised if we see this same thing at TVA dams.
Remember......I'm and idiot
To the best of my shaky memory, two were drown in 2011 and two nearly lost their lives in 2012 below Center Hill dam when the turbulent water literally ripped the transom off the boat. They were saved by a fisherman who risked his life to save them. I really haven't paid much attention to the death rate before 2011. Ain't no fish worth dying for. Shame they are running everyone out of the area during periods of no generation as I understand the rules.
"Here fishy fishy."
To the best of my memory, since the 70's, there had been 14 deaths below the dams & nearly 900 above them.
Now, can you tell me where the problem really is? Evidently, i'm not smart enough to figure it out
One factor in the disparity in the data just might be that it is less likely that beer coolers with be lost overboard from vessels on the calmer waters of the impoundments... a phenomena which, it should be said, does not equally apply to the passengers of said vessels.
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This has little chance of ever spreading to TVA dams, we got rid of our cops to budget cuts and have hardly any ability to enforce anything without local support.
Some of the boaters have themselves to blame for the corps pushing this though, see it all the time at TVA dams with dumb boaters.
I could eventually see it becoming an issue with nerc requirements though. Securing our generation along with protecting the flood control of the valley has become a high priority since 9/11.
This is a good video.
God gave fishermen expectantcy so they would never tire of throwing out a line.