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Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 8:10 AM
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Well that doesn't look good.

How does that still happen? Just lots of rain? Or did the city screw up with the locks and let water in from the lake?

I've actually always wondered whether the Army Corps of Engineers needs to come back and re-dredge the river at some point to keep it flowing the way they've made it flow. Or do they do this regularly as maintenance?
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 8:43 AM
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Since someone seems bound and determined not to add any context...

Like much the rest of the region this weekend, downtown Chicago got something like 4 inches of rain on Saturday alone.

Record Rainfall Floods Chicago Area

Heck, across the lake they had to drain a million gallons of water out of Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo:


Kaytie Boomer

It was simply too much water too quickly, that's all. Flash floods.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2017, 3:43 PM
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Well that doesn't look good.

How does that still happen? Just lots of rain? Or did the city screw up with the locks and let water in from the lake?

I've actually always wondered whether the Army Corps of Engineers needs to come back and re-dredge the river at some point to keep it flowing the way they've made it flow. Or do they do this regularly as maintenance?
There's only a thin sheet of steel between this pit and a major river. You can't pump it out because there's nowhere for the water to go - can't put it into the river, and the sewers are overwhelmed.

Also since they don't have a ramp, they can't easily move the equipment out of the pit. Seems like that should have been factored into the staging somehow.
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A couple hours of pumping and mostly back to normal.

     
     
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I walked by at 5pm and it looked like nothing ever happened regarding the rain. Not sure if the equipment would agree, but at least the water was gone quick.
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There's only a thin sheet of steel between this pit and a major river. You can't pump it out because there's nowhere for the water to go - can't put it into the river, and the sewers are overwhelmed.

Also since they don't have a ramp, they can't easily move the equipment out of the pit. Seems like that should have been factored into the staging somehow.
Looking at another nearby site (808 Van Buren) is is apparent that the river came in, just not that much water in the basement.
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^That's gonna be a deep hole.
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Well those rigs are moving. They must be fully watertight.
     
     
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Well those rigs are moving. They must be fully watertight.
Nah if you look at the before and after you can see they are different rigs
     
     
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Drying out





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Back at work (with new excavators)


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A pressure gauge ?
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That 5th shot is awesome harry.
     
     
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Wow, where does all that clay go?
     
     
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Pretty sweet shot. Really gives you an idea of the insane amount of engineering that is at work to erect these riverfront skyscrapers.
     
     
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Kinda like getting the bottom bunk - but worse.
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