posted on May, 2 2011 @ 10:47 AM
Ok. This is what really concerns me…
In what coverage can be found in the msm regarding blowing the levee, I can barely find anything that discusses what could happen if something with
the plan goes awry.
I did a search for information about this and all I came up with was this transcript of a public meeting from 1988 that deals with some of the many
things that could go wrong should they blow the levee and can’t control the water when they do. The fact that this isn’t all over the msm is
Here is a quote from the transcript:
"Anyone familiar with the river in flood is bound to have several problems with the plan of operation itself; I dont wish to dwell on them, but three
do bear mentioning: 1) It is naive in the extreme to suppose there will be no scour or bluehole formation. Even if only the top 11 feet is blown off,
the wall of flood water has about another 14 feet to cascade on to the dry ground below; within two miles it again falls, this time off O'Bryan's
Ridge, a second 14 foot drop. For a recent example of a flooding river's capacity to damage look no farther than Dry Bayou, where just natural over
topping of the high bank-- not blasting the top 11 feet off a 25-foot levee that is holding back the Worst Flood Imaginable--just natural over topping
produced massive scour and huge blueholes. 2) The blast that initiates operation of the Floodway is directly over the New Madrid Fault, and noone even
pretends to know the consequences of that. 3) When the 550,000 cfs of water projected for the Floodway is reached, how do you shut it off? The answer
of course is that you dont once the first gap is blasted the exposed naked ends of the levee rapidly erode,as they did in 1937, the gap widens, and
the river is clearly beyond human control."
The concerns of these citizens in 1988 still ring true today, if not more so.
EP Public Meeting Transcript - 11NOV88 - BPNM
Frightening information and I pray that if they do blow the levee nothing goes wrong.
edit on 5/2/11 by Juggalette because: To add quote