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Old 01-24-2013, 01:50 PM
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How many accidents have happened below center hill dam?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:25 PM
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How many accidents have happened below center hill dam?
The original article had some numbers but that is no longer posted. It was ridiculously small, like 30 accidents over 25 years. and they didn't list which dams had accidents, it was just over all Corps dams.

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.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 PM
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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:13 AM
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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
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:30 AM
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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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Old 01-25-2013, 12:34 AM
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I didn't figure it was a large number of accidents/deaths. This is just another example of the endless over regulation in our society these days.
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Nice to see that our voices are being heard.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/ma...ing-near-dams/
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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I saw that today also. Great news
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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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.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:30 PM
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Default Sen Alexander sets the Army Corps of Eng. straight.

This is a good video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRJ...ature=youtu.be
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