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yeah, it's the club's fault

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South Fork fishing and hunting club is the key to this event. This was not by any means just an event of a simply calamity of nature. The dam was built and abandoned by the state of Pennsylvania over 20 years earlier and subsequently neglected by the later owners, now demanded the club’s attention. The club was made of the steel king, coal king, bankers, rail road king and the Lawyers from Pittsburg. To seek a place of tranquility from the smoke of the city, they purchased this place without realizing the problems beneath the surface.

The club removed as much as 3 feet from the top to make it wide enough to enable their carriages to pass. The club has also lowered the dam and it compromised the spill away by installing fish greens at the mouth to keep fish from escaping. And Ruff the president also failed to mention any of this to the inspector. Later when the accident happened, the debris accumulating by the fish greens when the spill away cannot take any more water. And th...
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South Fork fishing and hunting club is the key to this event. This was not by any means just an event of a simply calamity of nature. The dam was built and abandoned by the state of Pennsylvania over 20 years earlier and subsequently neglected by the later owners, now demanded the club’s attention. The club was made of the steel king, coal king, bankers, rail road king and the Lawyers from Pittsburg. To seek a place of tranquility from the smoke of the city, they purchased this place without realizing the problems beneath the surface.

The club removed as much as 3 feet from the top to make it wide enough to enable their carriages to pass. The club has also lowered the dam and it compromised the spill away by installing fish greens at the mouth to keep fish from escaping. And Ruff the president also failed to mention any of this to the inspector. Later when the accident happened, the debris accumulating by the fish greens when the spill away cannot take any more water. And the old wounds were reopening. Before hand, the inspector confirmed the damage of the dam base created by the removal of the discharge pipes had never been dealt with. He also pointed out that the leak Ruff discounted as being the product of the spring water was in fact come of the lack itself. He also saw the evidence that the high water had began to make a cut on the dam’s west side. Johnstown’s proposition of sharing the cost of the repairs was declined by Ruff. The accident was bound to happen, but the club chose to ignore it.
I agree that a series of events has eventually contributed to the failure of the South Fork dam, and a lot of parties cannot escape the reasonability of the catastrophe. However, there are a lot of things that the South Fork club can do to make a difference. During the club’s early repair process, the club chose to cut down the mountain crest and use the materials exploited from there to do a low cost but ineffective and job. And there is evidence showing that the Johnstown has already experienced different levels of flooding already, which hadn’t ring a bell for them. One spring storm canceled their work progress when it swept durable dam materials away with it, and those materials are critical to the dam’s repair work. The breach was filled with substandard clay and other soft materials that "liquified" under the pressure of dam overflows the day of the storm in lieu of stable materials. According to their attitudes and behavior and repairing, apparently the club is the precipitate cause of the disaster.
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