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Bakersfield May Be Flooded

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Bakersfield May Be Flooded


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Troubling update on the structural integrity of Isabella Dam

Last Update: 4:23 pm

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County supervisors received a troubling update on the Lake Isabella Dam Tuesday. Emergency response personnel met later in the day to plan for a full-scale evacuation in Bakersfield in the event an earthquake were to cause the dam to fail.

A 600-foot-long trench, full of monitoring devices, snakes along the western-side of Lake Isabella's auxiliary dam. Geologists and engineers hope to gain crucial data from those devices, about seismic activity in and around th
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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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The State of California, Kern County Supervisors, and the Bakersfield City Council have sat on their hands so long, and avoided the expense of repairing this dam, that now it is in danger of failing. The Army Corps of Engineers has drilled "exploration" holes in the base of the dam and say water has penetrated the base. If the dam fails, the town of Bakersfield will be flooded as it is in a flood plain in the San Joaquin Valley.

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:55 PM
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That is a pretty good size lake, and the quakes have been pretty constant near there, so this is not good. Not to mention, we need every resevoir we've got, water shortage and heat and all. It's just so pathetic how the nation's infrastructure is just falling apart, but of course fighting wars and growing our govt is so much more important.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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Here's an aerial shot of what they're up against:



and another:



That's a lot of water. I don't see how they could be saying there would be trouble after 8 hours. It looks like to me if that thing failed it would be major trouble in a very few short minutes, if that.



posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 11:38 PM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Here's an aerial shot of what they're up against:



and another:



That's a lot of water. I don't see how they could be saying there would be trouble after 8 hours. It looks like to me if that thing failed it would be major trouble in a very few short minutes, if that.


That alot of water, and 8 hours is just as optimistic as them coming together on tuesday for a "possible" break in the dam. That dam has been neglected for decades and as with the rest of the country, local and federal govt. ignored the problems to the point that it may cost infrastructure as a whole in the trillions just to repair and upgrade. Bakersfield is going under.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 01:15 AM
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Currently, the entire southern Sierras are bone dry. They are praying for rain big-time.
The drought is three years long at this point with no end in sight. Only a classic el nino will refill the lake again. They are able to release a spring snowmelt rate from the dam and have 100 percent captured by the aquaduct diversion at the riverbed near Bakersfield.
There is still time to study the options.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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Wow, and no HAARP in sight. I have no respect for the government. The good kind people who must work in it, I don't know where they are. Katrina did not over flow the levees they were blasted. Our sweet kind government is looking for excuses for natural disasters to herd us into fema camps Like roach hotels, the useless eaters check in but they don't check out.




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