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  1. I took about a 2-month break from the forum a while back and had 6 or 7 pages of unread posts when I came back.
  2. Interesting contrast in styles in that last photo! Classic urban, '80s brutalism, modern glass.
  3. That was my first thought. If it requires a big rebuild, it seems it'd be cheaper to just level the thing and start from scratch.
  4. Without actually doing some 3D surface-hydro modeling, it's hard to say exactly. But suffice to say, the water would've been significantly higher and moving faster. Anything close to the river would've sustained more damage than it did. If I recall, the work had been completed on Wolf Creek by that time. I was at the Wolf Creek Dam in 2006 or 2007, while studying Geology at TTU and the work was mostly completed then.
  5. I assume everyone knows that the "500 year flood" actually has a 1:500 chance of happening every year. The 2010 flood was actually quite controlled, compared to what it would've been otherwise. The Corps did all they could given the information they had at the time. If I recall, the rain event was record-breaking by a long shot, but the actual flood which ensued was not. The much-derided photos and videos of the flood gates at Old Hickory Dam wide open actually saved the city. The dam itself was within mere feet of overtopping, and washing out the earthen portion of the dam. Had this happened, the entirety of Old Hickory Lake would've dumped onto the already swollen river. Should they have brought down the lake levels prior to the rain? Sure, but the forecast called for nothing like what we ended up having. By the time the rain got here and the forecasts were updated, it was dumping so much on us so quickly that it was too late to change the lake levels. Did they handle it perfectly? Of course not, but no one can predict the future. Now back to your regularly scheduled topic...
  6. You can try their new (still working out the bugs) data site: https://data.census.gov I was at a conference just last week at the new Libscomb Spark Center. Someone from US Census gave us the rundown on it. Enjoy.
  7. Ah yes, the old Cotton Eyed Joe...
  8. When I lived in Cookeville for 6 years, I always used to say that the town slogan should be "It's all good in Algood!" Glad to see that this "essentially-a-Cookeville-neighborhood" is catching on. As an aside, Dogwood park is quite nice, too.
  9. Is this real, or just a hypothetical rendering for a contest?
  10. It's a 1972 Pearson 33. There was a Chris Craft 26 at HIYC for a long time though. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/pearson-33
  11. Any time. Not to hijack the thread....but this was from yesterday around 5:30, sailing right past where Don's photo was taken (his location would've been about 1/4 mile off to the left). Our little guy was wanting to take the helm for the first time. Haha...
  12. Well if you ever want to go sailing, let me know!
  13. Then yes! Just a few hundred yards down the road, our boat is at Harbor Island Yacht Club!
  14. If you're where I think you are, my boat is right on the other side of that island!
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