U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Columbus
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-12-2015, 07:26 AM
 
252 posts, read 245,956 times
Reputation: 263

Advertisements

One guy on the Dispatch today blamed fracking!!! - I said I hope they put in a big oil platform right in the middle of your beloved lake. And what happens to Dispatch Island!!!

Run for higher ground!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-12-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
12,766 posts, read 12,744,983 times
Reputation: 5440
W... T... F

There are 3000 lives and tons of homes and property at stake if it fails. I'm not sure it's anything to joke about. It's easily the biggest crisis that area has potentially ever faced.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-12-2015, 08:55 PM
 
252 posts, read 245,956 times
Reputation: 263
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbcmh81 View Post
W... T... F

There are 3000 lives and tons of homes and property at stake if it fails. I'm not sure it's anything to joke about. It's easily the biggest crisis that area has potentially ever faced.
Land ho!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2015, 09:39 AM
Bo Bo won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Tenth Edition (Apr-May 2014). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Ohio
16,413 posts, read 32,211,225 times
Reputation: 12704
I remember hearing a professor express concern about the fragility of that dam 30 years ago in Physical Geography class, when I was in school there. Surprised it took this long for action to be taken.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
2,359 posts, read 3,300,380 times
Reputation: 1466
Why would anyone think it a good idea to build houses on an earthen dam?
Seems like a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Drain the thing...yes it will hurt businesses...businesses and property owners who took that risk that the dam would fail...that's on them...Public safety has to be top priority here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
12,766 posts, read 12,744,983 times
Reputation: 5440
Quote:
Originally Posted by ohioaninsc View Post
Why would anyone think it a good idea to build houses on an earthen dam?
Seems like a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Drain the thing...yes it will hurt businesses...businesses and property owners who took that risk that the dam would fail...that's on them...Public safety has to be top priority here.
To be fair, a lot of the home building seems to have taken place in the first half of the 20th century. I suspect most of the current residents had no idea they were buying homes that had compromised the dam's integrity.

At the very least, the lake will have to remain low or drained for several years until the dam can be replaced. But finding the few hundred million dollars to do that is going to be tricky.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2015, 10:51 AM
 
1,685 posts, read 313,258 times
Reputation: 1554
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbcmh81 View Post
To be fair, a lot of the home building seems to have taken place in the first half of the 20th century. I suspect most of the current residents had no idea they were buying homes that had compromised the dam's integrity.

At the very least, the lake will have to remain low or drained for several years until the dam can be replaced. But finding the few hundred million dollars to do that is going to be tricky.
What will happen to property value while the lake is low or drained? Will it take a major hit?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-01-2015, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
204 posts, read 182,223 times
Reputation: 311
I thought Kasich said they were going to repair the dam so that the lake will live on. Did something change in the last week or so that makes that statement invalid?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-01-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
2,359 posts, read 3,300,380 times
Reputation: 1466
Quote:
Originally Posted by emanresu1 View Post
What will happen to property value while the lake is low or drained? Will it take a major hit?
they will plummet

businesses that rely on the lake will close too because nobody can boat on it the next few summers

Nobody will want to swim in it either as it gets really warm and probably full of algae and toxins
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2015, 11:50 AM
 
1,685 posts, read 313,258 times
Reputation: 1554
I haven't noticed a panic in selling yet, looking at a couple of those famous home listing websites. I saw an article that said the lake level might be lowered for up to five years though, so could it happen gradually over that period of time?

Would it be a good place to retire when the work is close to completed if there are bargains to be had?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Ohio > Columbus
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top