Its a DAM Shame – Part 1 – ALERT! KEEP WATCH! Your Neighborhood is in TROUBLE

An investigation by The Associated Press in 2022 found the number of high-hazard dams was on the rise: More than 2,200 nationwide, up substantially from a similar AP review conducted three years earlier. The number is likely even higher, although it’s unclear because some states don’t track the data and many federal agencies refuse to release details about dam conditions.

It’s your money, what are they doing with it??  Take a look around at our nation.  It is a disgrace.  All that hard earned money that our parents and grandparents paid into the Nation’s till to cover the cost of upkeep for our infrastructure and where has it gone?  Our roads are fracturing, crumbling and falling away. I am certain that you are already aware of this issue as you drive them every day.  Besides the cost of tires, wheel alignments and medical bills from accidents, these roads are at high risk for catastrophic events. You can visit this link for details on their current condition by state: The State of America’s Roads Then there are the bridges: “The U.S. has 614,387 bridges, almost four in 10 of which are 50 years or older. 56,007 — 9.1% — of the nation’s bridges were structurally deficient in 2016, and on average there were 188 million trips across a structurally deficient bridge each day. While the number of bridges that are in such poor condition as to be considered structurally deficient is decreasing, the average age of America’s bridges keeps going up and many of the nation’s bridges are approaching the end of their design life. The most recent estimate puts the nation’s backlog of bridge rehabilitation needs at $123 billion.”  Source   


Of course, there is the matter of plumbing lines, sewer lines, gas lines, and power grids. But today I want to focus on what is currently a GENUINE URGENT ISSUE and that is our DAMS. PLEASE, this information COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.  You need to research your neighborhood and find out where the dams are located in your surrounding area.  WATCH the weather reports very closely.  You could be in imminent danger from flooding in the next few months.  Keep supplies on hand and have an escape plan.   BE  AWARE and STAY ALIVE! 

This is an issue that came to my attention several years back.  I am thankful to have an opportunity to bring it to light for many others.  It is an imminent danger to all of us.  The very sad thing is that the people who make the money decisions in this country have been fully aware of this problem for a long time.  I believe that they decided long ago that rather than repair all these things they would just orchestrate a scenario whereby all of it will be wiped out, providing them with an opportunity to start fresh.  Rebuild from the ashes so to speak.  The Phoenix Rising.

The thing that irks me is that so-called “scientists” know darn well that there are very serious risks to the public related to most of the things with which they like to “experiment” BUT THEY DON’T CARE.  Scientists have no morals.  They are only interested in discovery.  They don’t care about the consequences to humanity.  They are DRIVEN to push forward, especially because to receive the funding they MUST.

The evidence has been clear that DAMS change the environment, affect the weather and put wildlife and people at HIGH RISK.  These dams that have been in existence for over 50 years have had a real impact on our world.  They have had plenty of time to affect our weather patterns and temperatures.  Climate Change IS caused by HUMANS, but not the way they want you to believe.  Now with Artificial Sun, Chemtrails, HAARP and Direct Energy Weapons (DEWs), they have the added power of being able to manipulate and direct the storm systems produced by the dams. They are using this power to cause havoc, to reduce population and bring the infrastructure down in their timing.  The elites want to be GODS, they have already declared that they will be GODs.  What better way to demonstrate that then to control the weather and thus control our lives?   Video “We will become Gods” Richard Sneed

We have paid BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS not only through taxes but through various types of donations and support groups.  Where has that money gone?  They have used it to build war machines, space vehicles, drug culture, man-made epidemics, GMO’s, and to line the pockets of corrupt public officials and business executives.  We the people have been asleep.  No one has been paying attention, even though there have been brave info warriors fighting hard to get bring us the TRUTH.

WAKE UP!  Before it is too late


Dams are a monumental presence on the American landscape. They divert and restrain mighty rivers that have run for millennia. They impound vast artificial lakes. Water from dams has turned deserts into orchards, slaked the thirst of millions of metropolitan citizens, and powered wartime production from the Southeast to the Northwest; but dams have also prevented salmon from spawning, flooded forests and fields, displaced populations, and required graves to be exhumed. It is not surprising, then, that dam building inspires powerful emotions.

Most people, when asked about American dams, think of one of the massive federal projects built between the 1930s and the 1970s, such as Hoover Dam or the Grand Coulee. Yet according to the National Research Council, there are over 2.5 million dams in the United States, most of which are small, privately owned structures. 1 Only a very small number — six thousand, to be precise — are large dams over 50 feet high, and only a small portion of these have been built by the federal government. 2 It is a bit daunting, then, to present a picture of dams across America. Which dams should one talk about? The most typical or the most exceptional ones? The structurally innovative, politically contentious, or newsworthy ones? The exemplary, influential, or precedent-setting ones?

Histories of engineering talk about dams in superlatives. They are the longest, highest, or most massive; they have the biggest reservoir or the highest head drop (distance from the reservoir surface to the powerhouse), or they were made with the least or the most amount of material. They were the first or the latest to set records in any of these ways. Dams imply a kind of engineering Olympics, a measure of people against nature. Like that other great technological achievement, the skyscraper, one can always build a bigger dam. Certainly, the biggest dams in the United States were colossal undertakings that took years to complete. The architectural critic Lewis Mumford called them “democratic pyramids” and compared them to the greatest constructions of antiquity. 3 The cultural historian David Nye suggests that because dams inspire feelings of awe, they engender national pride. 4 If newspaper coverage is any measure, this would certainly seem to be the case with the dams that span the great rivers of the country, like Hoover Dam across the Colorado, the Grand Coulee Dam across the Columbia, and Fort Peck Dam across the Missouri.

In social terms, dams have always held the promise of using technology to harness nature for the benefit of people. This dream is perhaps best exemplified by the dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Yet today, dams are a much-maligned, even vilified, presence in the country’s western landscapes. They are criticized as destroyers of animal habitats, usurpers of native lands, boondoggles for land speculators, or subsidies for wealthy farmers. Yet ranchers, farmers, industrialists, unions, municipalities, states, and federal agencies have all, over the years, vied energetically for federal support in dam building, because dams require a huge mobilization of capital, manpower, and resources. And they have similarly huge effects, both desirable and collateral.

By 2015, the dam industry had choked more than half of the Earth’s major rivers with some 57,000 large dams. The consequences of this massive engineering program have been devastating. The world’s large dams have wiped out species; flooded huge areas of wetlands, forests and farmlands; and displaced tens of millions of people.


Daniel Johnson Dam/known as the MANIC 5 DAM


Dam Basics

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We All Live Downstream

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dams Trigger Stronger Storms, Study Suggests

Scientists have long suspected that the world’s dams  can create their own weather, often bringing more rain. Water in reservoirs behind dams, plus the water used to irrigate nearby land puts more moisture in the air, which falls as precipitation. 

Now some researchers are sounding the alarm that dams—along with their reservoirs—might also trigger more frequent fierce storms that could be the dams’ undoing. That’s worrisome, especially in the United States, where dams are rapidly aging, according to some researchers.

Faisal Hossain, an engineer at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, has led several recent studies on 633 dams and about 100 rainfall nearby stations.

“The focus is not so much on average rainfall per se, but rather on the question of whether 25-year storm data that an engineer used to size a reservoir has now become a 15-year storm … as the dams aged,” he said. “It is the heavy rainfall that has tremendous implications on dam safety.”

Roger Pielke, Sr., a senior researcher at the University of Colorado at Boulder, pointed out that reservoirs behind large dams combine with land use changes accompanying dams—like more irrigated farmland—to induce rainfall changes. 

Pielke and Hossain have contributed to a review article on the subject in the Dec. 1, 2009 issue of EOS, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. 

The idea that dams can change weather patterns is not new. Studies observing such changes go back decades.

Hossain and his team said their findings bear on an aging waterworks infrastructure particularly in the United States, where 85 percent of dams will be at least 50 years of age by the year 2020. 



America’s Crumbling Dams Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

New legislation could help minimize the risk, but it’s not enough.
Floods struck South Carolina in 2015, caused in part by dam breaches.
JOE RAEDLE VIA GETTY IMAGES Floods struck South Carolina in 2015, caused in part by dam breaches.
America’s infrastructure is crumbling.

The dams are in particularly rough shape and many have deteriorated — some to dangerous and potentially deadly degrees.  Engineers estimate 70 percent of the country’s 87,000 dams will be more than 50 years old by 2020.

If new legislation passes in Congress this month, it would funnel $4.6 billion into water resource projects, including flood management projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

But engineers warn it’s not enough.

Regulatory challenges aside, repairing the aging dams could cost $54 billion, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. So far, the hefty price tag has slowed efforts to fix failing dams, since state agencies and private owners can’t always afford the cash needed to make improvements, Ogden said.

Many aging dams can no longer manage the waters they were built to control because of changes in river flows and weather patterns. Others weren’t designed to protect the dense clusters of homes and businesses that have sprung up around them.

“We have quite a number of dams built across the country originally in rural locations where there was no hazard,” France told The Huffington Post. “But since then, development has happened and people have built houses and roads, and dams that used to be low-hazard dams are now high-hazard dams.” Dams classified as “high-hazard” pose a threat to human life.

Failing to repair and modernize the country’s aging dams leaves Americans and their property at risk, France said.

High-hazard dams, especially those that are poorly maintained, pose a threat to life and property across the country. But no one actually knows the full risk that old and dilapidated dams create, according to Mark Ogden, a project manager at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
Federal agencies do not own or control most of the country’s dams, which means the U.S. government can’t require dam owners to update their facilities. The country’s 49 state dam safety agencies regulate privately owned dams, though Alabama doesn’t have a dam safety agency. The agencies have varying degrees of enforcement power, making it tough to roll out fixes to dams nationwide.
Regulatory challenges aside, repairing the aging dams could cost $54 billion, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. So far, the hefty price tag has slowed efforts to fix failing dams, since state agencies and private owners can’t always afford the cash needed to make improvements, Ogden said.
Many Americans don’t realize just how sorely U.S. dams need the investment, according to Ogden. “It doesn’t get the attention that a lot of other infrastructure does,” he said. “People turn on their taps everyday but don’t realize that water is coming from a reservoir made by a dam.”
“Engineers and hydrologists and meteorologists are making sure we’re up to date with new projections of where flooding might be as a result of the changing climate,” he said.

The 10 States Most Threatened by High-Hazard, Deficient Dams

See also: Ensuring Public Safety by Investing in Our Nation’s Critical Dams and Levees by Keith Miller, Kristina Costa, and Donna Cooper

Our nation’s infrastructure is in widespread disrepair, but to see where the collapse is particularly threatening to our society and our economy, look no further than our 84,000-plus dams. Consider the following facts:

  • More than 28,000 dams—about one-third of all dams in the United States—are already more than 50 years old, the standard intended lifespan of most dams.
  • By 2030 more than 70 percent of dams are expected to be at least 50 years old.
  • About 14,000 dams across the country are classified as “high-hazard” dams, meaning a dam failure or operational error could result in the loss of human life.
  • In 2008 more than 2,000 of these high-hazard dams were also rated structurally “deficient,” meaning they were at serious risk of failure.

Communities in every state are at risk due to the presence of high-hazard dams in need of repair. Below we list the 10 states with the most state-regulated, high-hazard dams in need of repair in 2010.


Even more troubling, six states reported all of their state-regulated, high-hazard dams as “not rated” for structural soundness in 2010. These states are Texas, South Carolina, Hawaii, Florida, South Dakota, and Alaska. Not having a state dam-safety program, Alabama also did not report condition information on their high-hazard dams in 2010. In 2008, 300 of Texas’s high-hazard dams were reported as being in need of repair, as were 59 of Hawaii’s.

DAMS IN DANGER  (report prepared for the state of Iowa)


For 50 years, America’s small upstream dams have provided for flood protection, municipal water supplies, wildlife habitat, water for livestock, and recreational opportunities. But time has taken its toll. Many of the nation’s dams, including those in Iowa, are in desperate need of repair. If problems are not corrected, the consequences are grave—to both people and the environment. Funding is needed, and now is the time to act.


More than 600 dams need to be rebuilt and upgraded to ensure the safety and health of those downstream. In addition, another 1,500 dams need repairs so they can continue to provide flood control, municipal water supplies, recreational activities, water for livestock, and wildlife habitat. An estimated $540 million is needed to rehabilitate these dams.

Ten thousand dams built under Small Watershed Programs make up a $9 billion infrastructure. These dams provide more than $800 million in benefits annually. The majority of these dams were built for a 50-year lifespan and some have already or soon will reach that mark. Funds for building these dams have come from four programs: Flood Control Act of 1944 (PL-78-534); Pilot Watershed Program;.Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1953 (PL 83-566); and Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D).

Iowa is home to some of the nation’s oldest dams. In 1998, six dams and similar structures reached their 50-year design life; 44 more will reach that milestone in 1999. These dams and structures are filled or filling with sediment, and their pipe spillways are cracked and leaking. These are just some

of the problems facing project sponsors and landowners. Consider:


•If not repaired, 268 dams and structures will have major adverse environmental, economic, and social impacts.

•16 dams built to protect agricultural lands now have homes or other buildings downstream, increasing the hazard to life.

•It will take $20 million to rehabilitate these 284 dams and structures.

•There are 1,190 flood-control dams and 1,181 grade-stabilization structures in 63 watershed areas. These 2,371 dams and structures represent a $153 million infrastructure and protect more than 1 million acres.


A Case Study…

The Little Beaver Subwatershed, a part of the early Little Sioux Flood Prevention Project, is in desperate need of rehabilitation. The problems include:

4,000 tons of sediment have filled the upper detention structure. The structure is so full of sediment that large rains caused a paved county road to be flooded—and capacity to protect against flooding is lost.

Other dams have leaking and cracking concrete spillways. The county, sponsors, and landowners are concerned.

The Little Beaver Subwatershed covers 2,980 acres in the fragile, erosion-prone Loess Hills of western Iowa. Dozens of nearby projects have similar problems.

The local sponsors and landowners, assisted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), built six small upstream flood control dams and six full-flow grade-stabilization structures as part of the project more than 35 years ago. Two of these dams eliminated dangerous bridges. This work was done under the Flood Control Act of 1944 (Public Law 78-534). The Woodbury County Soil and Water Conservation District, the local sponsor of the project, assumed maintenance responsibilities for the dams after construction. The district has diligently maintained the dams over the years, but does not have the funds to correct serious problems.

The Little Beaver Subwatershed has been selected as a local pilot rehabilitation project. Surveys are underway to determine what is needed and what different alternatives may be available.

THE PROBLEMS. Dams filling with sediment (top) and deteriorating concrete spillways (above and left) are major, costly problems in the Little Beaver Subwatershed. Dozens of other dams face the same problems.

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