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Old 06-02-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Close off the bays and sounds ?

So if and when the oil gets here do you think they will close off the bays and sounds at Pickens / McCrae and then again at Destin Pass with boom or whatever else is needed to keep it from getting in ? I would like to know that at least that would be protected.
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Escambia County's website has some maps showing locations and plan of attack (or defense)
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They have a plan to boom the pass, but it will not work. Boom fails at 1 knot of current. There is no way they are going to keep it out imo.
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P-cola_Native (02/06/2010)They have a plan to boom the pass, but it will not work. Boom fails at 1 knot of current. There is no way they are going to keep it out imo.
I'm glad I am not the only person who thinks this way. I remember when people were talking about running booms across the pass and how ineffective I thought that would be. I mean look at the bouys that heel over hard when the current is running though there. They are rugged as heck and have big chains holding them in place and have a pretty small surface area. A chain of boom will have a lot of surface area and will either break in the current or the whole mess of boom will get washed into the bay with the incoming tide.

If the oil gets thickthe passmay be a good place to station some skimming boats because it is a natural funnel and they could work the incoming tide. That might not work either, I really don't know but I doubt that boom will do anything useful anywhere near the pass.
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