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Thread: Reinforcing a cliff face - GIF

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    That's just nuts - incredible labor and danger and cost; what for?

    Forrest in Atlanta

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDesign View Post
    That's just nuts - incredible labor and danger and cost; what for?
    To guarantee high ground when the dams collapse?

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    The landslides from such cliffs are contributing to the flooding and eventual failure of the Three Gorges Dam.
    This effort is a fools' errand, since nothing will prevent hydrologic pressure from underground plus the earthquakes from forcing landslides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDesign View Post
    That's just nuts - incredible labor and danger and cost; what for?
    Landslides can cause massive waves, like tidal waves but amplified to be much worse by the valleys downstream from the dam. I believe they are trying to prevent that. There is a fictional movie about this type of failure on Netflix called The Wave.

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    That has to be the most scaffolding on one job site I have seen.

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    3 Gorges reservoir is 375 miles long and about 600 feet deep at the dam. How long would that even take to drain all that water?

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    Why not demolish it and drive it away. long term solution(although expensive), but no future maintenance or risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    That has to be the most scaffolding on one job site I have seen.
    Yup. Same. To the point where I'm not entirely convinced it isn't CGI.

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    The mind boggles, It would take half the day just to get to the top. They must be living and sleeping on the job.

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