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Florida Lake Manatee Dam 'severely distressed': Earth changes put dams at risk

 Florida's Lake Manatee Dam at risk for collapse
Florida's Lake Manatee Dam at risk for collapse
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According to officials in Manatee County, Florida, the Lake Manatee Dam is "severely distressed" and at risk of collapse. On Friday, Feb 14, Manatee County engineering consultants found that Lake Manatee Dam is in a “severely distressed” state, forcing county officials to take corrective actions.

Earth changes are putting (and will continue to put) the world's dams at risk.

The Zetas of ZetaTalk have predicted that all dams will break, either during the pole shift or in the months leading up to it. When dams are built, the builders assume rock holding both sides of the dam will remain fixed (source). Due to the intensifying earth wobble, this is no longer the case.

During earth movement caused by a wildly wobbling earth, these supposedly “fixed sides" of dams pull apart, slide forward or backward – hence, severely distressed dams world wide at risk of collapse.

Other dams at risk:

In an assessment report, Engineers with Carollo Engineers and AMEC Environment & Infrastructure wrote, "Lake Manatee Dam is in a 'severely distressed' state. Without immediate intervention there is a high risk of an uncontrolled release of reservoir, most likely following a large rainfall event and opening of spillway."

As a precaution, workers have begun to lower the water level of the lake to bring it down to 38 feet instead of its capacity of 40. The dam is the primary source of raw water for the Manatee County Utility System.

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In a news conference late Friday afternoon, Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle said they had begun to advise nearby residents of the problem. "While there is no cause for immediate alarm, we wanted to waste no time in notifying the public of the measure being taken."

However, many residents said late Friday afternoon they hadn't heard news of any problems with the dam.

Chris Lesser, who lives only 1,000 feet from the dam, said he hadn't heard anything. "It's somewhat concerning to me that there is something wrong with the dam."

Bill Sexton said he hadn't heard a word either from officials. "They did the last time when one of the gates got jammed," Sexton said. "They called and then they came door to door."

His neighbor down the road, Jessica White, was very concerned that she had not heard any news yet after being evacuated last time there was an issue at the dam. "We were told by county officials that the ground here was so low that if the dam were to malfunction, the water would reach the top of my roof."

Engineers and officials are concerned that the dam's clay core may have been compromised, and engineers will continue to investigate.

Manatee County Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Bruce MacLeod said, "The good news is, there is a relatively quick fix to this, and we are in the dry season. We are going to look into the core and see where the compromised soil could be. Once we identify the critical areas we can inject concrete down in there.”

The bad news is, as predicted by the Zetas, all dams will break, either during the pole shift or in the months leading up to it. So, if you live in an area near dam, you may be among the last to know of a problem. Take action. Make plans. Be prepared.

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