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#21 papasmurfbell

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

http://www.baltimore...0531-story.html

 

The engineering firm, McCormick Taylor, determined that about $35 million in immediate improvements were needed, including $13 million to build three large ponds to catch rainwater before it floods Main Street and sweeps away people, cars and businesses.

But it didn’t stop there. For the long term, the firm recommended a couple of options: drilling two tunnels, called bores, through the town’s hills at a cost of more than $60 million to redirect water away from downtown, or building 18 stormwater management projects that would cost about $85 million.

It was an expensive plan. The proposed capital budget for 2019, which covers building projects throughout the county, totals $165 million, $97 million of it already committed to paying off bonds for other projects.

 

Engineer Chris Brooks led the McCormick Taylor study. Even if Ellicott City spends millions to better trap and divert floodwaters, he said, there’s no guarantee those shops and restaurants won’t be washed away again. The study suggests even the most expensive and aggressive proposals would reduce peak flood levels by only 15 to 30 percent.

 

Let it go.


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#22 tsylvester

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:40 AM

If you build in a flood plain, it will flood. I hate to see the cost of flood insurance there, so sad.
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#23 papasmurfbell

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:59 AM

Exactly.


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#24 tsylvester

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 12:16 PM

Maybe they should take some.lessons from Venice.... Maybe build it all on stilts, on automated risers lifting the buildings when the water level reachs x?

Costly yes, but jeepers.
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#25 papasmurfbell

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:31 PM

Not with my tax dollars.


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#26 deeshopper

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:21 AM

Maybe they should take some.lessons from Venice.... Maybe build it all on stilts, on automated risers lifting the buildings when the water level reachs x?

Costly yes, but jeepers.

 

Venice is sinking.


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#27 tsylvester

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 04:53 PM

 
Venice is sinking.


Yeah but this is what the 3rd or 4th iteration over the past 300+ years, no? If you bag it, it will float...
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 04:11 PM

So their plan is to purchase 10 existing buildings, then tear them down. They will build the culver deeper, adding a 2nd one, and wider. 5 year, $40-50 mil at least. No idea where the money will come from...

I know these people are "smarter" than me, but I saw a vid not too long ago about inflatable, automatic, dams. Why not install them along the base of the buildings, use a sensor, when, if the water gets too high up stream, they inflate.

Certainly a lot less money and no need to kick people and businesses out of Ellicott City.


https://www.damitdam...flood-barriers/
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