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Levee Intentionally Blown Up Along Missouri River, Las Conchas Fire Now State's Largest Ever

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:30 PM

"Authorities are investigating an intentional breach in a levee near Desoto Bend."

"Pottawattamie County officials said a half-mile stretch of the Vanmann #30 levee was mechanically excavated and then lowered by using explosives."

"Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Theulen said he was alerted Friday morning that the levee may have been in the process of being intentionally breached."

Flood Waters Overtake Levy North Of Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant, More Evacuations

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:37 PM
Seems some citizens took the matter into their own hands. Too much red tape?

I'm still unclear on what the consequences of this breach will mean.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:47 PM
reply to post by Dalke07

Yep, time to forget about bureaucracy. Someone took some initiative to drain the standing water.
But what if the water continues to rise? Now they let it all right in.
I wonder if all this water in middle america is going to have any effect on the fault lines? The weather is going crazy everywhere. And don't forget the flood water is full of radiation too!

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 03:47 PM
obama blew up these levees ..... just like bush did in new orleans right ? cause there is an abundance of caucassions there right ?

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:06 PM
Is all about nuclear threat so I don't want start other thread ..
If mods don't like delete post ..

Photo of barrels with plutonium waste inside plastic tent at Los Alamos ..


Las Conchas Fire Now State's Largest Ever

New Mexico Wildfire Still Burning Near Los Alamos Lab Friday, July 1, 2011

Some fotos from 1-7-2011 @ 08:00 AM on last active thread ..
How looks ok from this cam end this direction ..
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:06 PM
This doesn't add up at all! There's three possibilities here:

1. This was a local vandalism act; horrible to say

2. Local government blew it up and not admitting to it

3. It was done by our own government...false flag??

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:16 PM
One thing is
Insurance usually doesn't cover anything wrecked by a MAN made disaster
In this case the blowing up of a levee that might/would have failed naturaly.

In recent years, several large man-made disasters have been witnessed with widely felt negative effects due to the externalization of risk by entities claiming limited liability. The concept of limited liability was engineered to protect businesses from losing more than all of their capital, but it is now being abused by corporations and governments who use it to externalize excessive risk. The net effect in a financial model is to convert a natural forward contract into a call option for the risk taker. The profits are kept by the risk takers. However, when risk is externalized, the losses are realized by innocent bystanders. This is the definition of moral hazard.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:18 PM
here is a FYI for those that might want to know how insurance works

Do you have the insurance needed to survive a crisis? Find out below, and learn how to get it if you don’t.What normal insurance doesn’t cover

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:19 PM

Originally posted by jam321
Seems some citizens took the matter into their own hands. Too much red tape?

I'm still unclear on what the consequences of this breach will mean.


Well, if no one had the authority to give permission, then I guess no one has the authority to penalize either? Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission, that is what I live by.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:20 PM
reply to post by Danbones

"Normal" insurance covers "falling water" not "rising water." Worse yet, it is almost impossible to get affordable insurance for "rising water" unless you live in a flood plain and get one of the government subsidized policies.

My house has been flooded twice, and I am still not eligible for flood insurance.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:27 PM
OK This Is Real. I needed further sources but,

Explosives Used on Levee to Cause Breach

Harrison County, IA (KPTM)- Emergency Management officials in both Pottawattamie and Harrison Counties are monitoring a levee near Desoto Bend after someone intentionally tried to blow it up with explosives.
This happened Friday morning at the Vonmann #30 levee near mile marker 675.
A citizen witnessed what happened and called the explosion in.

At this time it doesn't appear that the Army Corps of Engineers or any other governmental entity was involved.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by Dalke07

Well I would say this is pretty applicable. A different part of the river, but still...

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 04:44 PM
So, here comes America's Fukushima.

I doubt it's terrorists that did this, probably a bunch of people who saw that their houses would be flooded and acted alone to ``save`` their houses.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:07 PM
Evacuation advice for N.E. Omaha

"As early as Saturday, about 2,700 northeast Omaha residents could start getting advice in the mail about what to do in case of a “catastrophic levy breach,” said Dan Stolinski, assistant fire chief of the Omaha Fire Department."

"The City of Omaha expects all the notices to get to the affected homes and businesses by Tuesday."

"Homes and businesses north of Ames Avenue and east of Florence Boulevard should get the mailings, as well as addresses south of Ames and east of 16th Street."

"If there were a levy breach, anyone who needs shelter should report to Omaha North High School, 36th Street and Ames. The school is not a shelter, but transportation would be provided to shelters from there."

-- Jonathon Braden
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:39 PM
Corps will close, inspect gates to spillway at Big Bend Dam today

"FORT THOMPSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the spillway gates at Big Bend Dam today to inspect how the water has affected the structure."
"Keith Fink, dam operations project manager, said the gates are currently open 9.5 feet. On Thursday, the corps began preliminary inspections of the structure and bank erosion, and this morning, the corps started closing the gates."
“We’ll move all the gates a foot at a time and inspect them as normal,” Fink said Thursday.
"This is the first time the Corps has opened the spillway gates due to floodwater. The dam was built in 1964."

"Once all the gates are closed, personnel will inspect the concrete apron, wing walls and dissipation pillars. The wing walls curve out toward the end of the concrete apron. The dissipation pillars are 4 feet by 4 feet square and 12 feet tall, curbing the water’s force as it goes down the spillway, Fink said."

“We expect repairs when this is done,” Fink said of the release due to excess water.
"It will be an all-day event, he added, and will include some work by Indian Health Services to the Crow Creek Indian Reservation flow intake for the water treatment plant. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the corps and Sen. John Thune’s office have also been looking into a temporary solution for the issue."

"Water plant personnel recently reported more sediment clogging the filters, reducing the reservation’s ability to produce drinkable water by 50 percent, Fink said."
“Water treatment personnel had to frequently remove filters, clean filters and reinstall filters,” he said.

"The intake is located directly in front of the spillway. While the gates are closed, a diver will install a temporary intake 6 feet higher than the current one. Once the high flows are done, the temporary intake will be removed, Fink said."
"The entire operation will be completed today, with the corps reopening the spillway gates."
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:10 PM
Corps blows up Missouri levee
May 2, 2011

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers blasted a Mississippi River levee Monday night to divert water into Missouri farmland and limit flooding upriver."

"Engineers detonated a section about 11,000 feet wide, corps spokesman Jim Pogue said. The corps plans to blast two more openings to relieve more pressure on the flood wall straining to protect Cairo, Ill., he said."

“This is an event that may use all of the resources that we have to control this level of flooding,” Walsh said during a weekend briefing, describing the amount of water as “unprecedented.”

lol ..
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:03 PM
Links to news sites carrying the story.

Not being able to post a thread (newbie) sucks. I have been waiting for someone to finally post this.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by Dalke07

What does this have to do with this thread? That levee was blown up 2 months ago with lots of advance notice, lawsuits, and other info.

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:43 PM
reply to post by chrismicha77

no!! it was the terrorists( Muslims)!
so will this actually have an effect on any local towns, like mass flooding?

posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:54 PM
Here is a link with and better explanation.

They are saying it was a private levee and local farmers had asked to raise it to release water on the other side. Sounds like they did not respond quick enough so they handled it themselves. The interview is with a lawyer so I am guessing someone knows they screwed up.

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