pittsoccer33 wrote:We are still being taxed to pay for the Johnstown Flood. Every time you go to the liquor store.
Most of the good programming is on H2 now.
Don't get me started on the Flood Tax
What started out as a 10% tax is now an 18% tax that goes to the states "general fund" (read: political pocket money.) Basically none of it goes to it's original purpose. I'm curious when they changed this. Not sure when anybody has strolled through Jtown last, but there are still parts that look like they haven't recovered from the flood.....the original one.
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:kenny the kangaroo is not sure that they neccessarily "got rid" of the pipes. IKTKRC, in between the time it was used for the canal and the hunting/fishing club purchased the property, vandals/theives stole the metal from the pipes for scrap. instead of spending the $$$ to fix the pipes, the club members opted to ingore such a feature. as a result, the only way for water to get out of the lake was through the spillway.
found this on wiki, although posted without a source:
Additionally, a previous owner had removed and sold for scrap the three cast iron discharge pipes that previously allowed a controlled release of water
. There had been some speculation as to the dam's integrity, and concerns had been raised by the head of the Cambria Iron Works downstream in Johnstown.
mac5155 wrote:According to the show, the top of the damn was shaved down to make it wider for HC Frick's carriage to be able to cross it.
Also from wiki: Development included lowering the dam to make its top wide enough to hold a road, and putting a fish screen in the spillway (the screen also trapped debris). These alterations are thought to have increased the vulnerability of the dam.