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Oct 6 2015 State article
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said Tuesday it could not provide recent data about the dam safety program’s budget and staffing levels because of the ongoing crisis created by this past weekend’s floods.
I wonder if this will ever come up on mainstream news?
“Water flows downhill – it’s not rocket science,” said Jim Knapp, a University of South Carolina earth sciences professor. Knapp said he was puzzled that no warning system was in place to alert people to dam breakages. He lives in a Forest Drive neighborhood adjacent to Gills Creek where it flows by Trenholm Plaza. He woke Sunday morning to see a river flowing across Forest Drive and was surprised that there had been no warning.
LSU will accommodate the Gamecocks not only by sending the ticket proceeds back to South Carolina but also by learning the team's fight songs for the game.
LSU's marching band director told WAFB in Baton Rouge that the band will learn South Carolina's alma mater and fight song for the pregame festivities.
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control said Tuesday it could not provide recent data about the dam safety program’s budget and staffing levels ....and .....At this point I'm wondering if Journalists are going to have to resort to a FOIA request to get info
Dams are critical pieces of infrastructure not often in the forefront of public attention or discussion, perhaps because so few of us interact with them on a regular basis, if at all. But when powerful storms – like those fueled by Hurricane Joaquin – occur, it’s easy to see the vital role dams play in public safety.
[HALEY]"Flooding from the Santee is already an issue, but that's going to combine with Lake Marion hitting flood levels," Governor Hayley said. "If that spills over into the Santee that's going to be extremely problematic.
"Jamestown is safe," Schuler said......We've had levels of 24 and above and we never had a situation where we had to leave Jamestown. The water has never come into Jamestown."
Are the area’s dams safe? It’s touch and go. Two more Richland County dams — one in the northeast and another in the southeast — were listed as breached Thursday. Nine neighborhood dams have failed in the Columbia area, more than half of the state total. About 70 dams are under observation, including at least three in Richland County. Good news? The damaged Beaver Dam Road and Spring Lake Dams are holding, according to the Gills Creek Watershed Association.
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Thank you for that New Here.
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South Carolina officials say the foundations under some bridges on Interstate 95 have washed out, and they can't say when a 13-mile stretch of one of the most important highways on the East Coast will be open.
South Carolina Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said Friday that the problems are on 18 separate small bridges that go over the Black and Pocotaligo rivers and surrounding swampland in Clarendon County.
Hall says a contractor will begin to fix the foundations Saturday and work night and day. But she says she can't say how long that will take.
Other bridges in the area are also damaged, so travelers on I-95 that would normally drive 74 miles from Interstate 26 to Interstate 20 are having to take a 168-mile detour through Columbia.
South Carolina officials say the foundations under some bridges on Interstate 95 have washed out, and they can't say when a 13-mile stretch.......the problems are on 18 separate small bridges that go over the Black and Pocotaligo rivers and surrounding swampland in Clarendon County.