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Friday, February 02, 2007

It's a Dam. It's Leaky. You Don't Need to Know...

An interesting piece by the excellent environmental reporter James Brugger in the Louisville Courier-Journal:

Back-pedaling on a promise to make Cumberland River flood maps widely available, the Army Corps of Engineers has settled on a strategy of providing copies to selected libraries downriver from the leaky Wolf Creek Dam.

David Hendrix, the corps official responsible for overseeing $309 million in repairs at the dam, said the libraries will be required to sign an agreement that they won't allow the public to take photos or otherwise copy the maps.aps.

My favorite quote:

Davis said it's public knowledge that there are population centers downriver from the dam.

"It doesn't take Osama (bin Laden) in a cave to figure this out."

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