On October 12, 2020 the speaker will be Terrell Hendren P.E.
One of the strengths of the Technical Society has been the informal contact between members at the lunch meetings. Obviously this is gone with the virus. But we will try to have an informal discussion using zoom before the official start of the Technical Society meeting. Members may sign into the meeting at 11:30 for an informal discussion prior to the start of the official meeting at 11:55 am.
Terrell Hendren P.E.,Environmental Consultant, will be the speaker.
He is with the Division of Water Resources of the TN Department of Environment & Conservation. He will speak on the safety of low head dams.
the ZOOM number is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89947290521
A passcode will be needed “TSK” (I hope this is not a challenge) IT HAS TO BE CAPITAL LETTERS
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89947290521?pwd=V21oUllDL25hS0RuK0dtYmFaMG82UT09Meeting ID: 899 4729 0521
Low head dams are deadly- REALLY DEADLY- for swimmers and boaters when there is enough water flowing over them to create backflow and turbulence.
The Division of Water Resources describes dam failures on their website. Hundreds of dam failures have occurred throughout U.S. history. These failures have caused immense property and environmental damages and have taken thousands of lives. As the nation’s dams age and population increases, the potential for deadly dam failures grows.
National Dam Safety Awareness Day occurs each year on May 31 to commemorate the failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1889.
Future Technical Society programs:
November 9, 2020: ZOOM meeting: Dr. Dustin Crouch, Prof., UT: On bionic limbs.
December 14, 2020: Senator Dr. Richard Briggs: On the COVID-19 pandemic.