Originally Posted by waterwolf
Just like Center Hill (Caney Fork) they didn't knowingly build the dam over a volatile karst formation. I think I remember from geology classes that sometimes karst formation appear fairly stable then over time shift and change, we do live in a shifting changing world.
Sh*t happens, and hopefully things will work out, but for now it sure seems bleak.
I'm not going to defend or flame the Corp's decision to build WCD where they did. But with 36+ years in design & construction, we've learned alot about the building sciences, and geotechnical investigations. Old assumptions and design philosophies die hard in the building industry. And waterwolf is correct in that this planet is very active geologically, and continues to evolve and change.
Hopefully, the Corp has also taken the New Madrid Fault, which is fairly close by, into the design & repair analysis, and decision making logic.