Started by astidham, September 28, 2010, 01:54:46 PM
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Quote from: Adam Roby on February 10, 2018, 07:43:49 AMLast year they (US Gov) had changed some policies that used to govern the water levels in the great lakes, rules that had been standing for over a century. As a result we have massive flooding and many homes were either damaged or complete losses with many families still living in hotels waiting for insurance companies and government to catch up with repairs and payouts (since last spring). In the fall, the levels were still very high, and with all this snow fall there is sure to be even more flooding this spring. We live on an island (Montreal) so there is no escaping. They've had to change all the 100 year flood lines and now anyone living where it used to be considered relatively "safe" are now stuck with their homes not being able to insure, and/or not being able to get permits to rebuild or to change any footprints. My buddy bought in a "safe" area, and his builder had some forethought and build his place on a hill (build up the lot before building the house). It looked bit wonky, but after last spring his house had no damage other that the land, driveway all but disappeared, and his shed was completely destroyed along with everything inside of it. They will not issue any permits to rebuild his shed, fence, deck, driveway... Even small changes can have massive impacts. A bit less snow can mean everything burns down in the summer. A bit too much snow, everything floods and washed away.
QuoteTo counteract local self-interest, Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission (IJC) in 1909, an independent agency to regulate shared water bodies and settle disputes, along with the board that manages Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence.The board consists mainly of scientists from the Canadian government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with other appointees. Year round, they meet weekly to decide how much water to let through the dam.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on October 06, 2010, 09:58:31 PMWell it's offically started. I guess it is all down hill from here. This is about 25 miles from the house in the same county. Boy I am so not ready for this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i_-G623xQI&feature=player_embedded