15 Jun '11, 9am

[TR] Technical analysis of why the Marina Barrage is the cause of recent floods

The Marina Barrage pumps should send the water an hour before the heavy downpour, during the downpour and after the downpour into the sea. All three periods of pumping must be done. The MB has the height to keep the high tide out. Because of that, there is no flooding at Geylang, Jalan Besar or Potong Pasir areas, the areas nearest to the Marina Bay. If the human factor and auto systems of the Marina Barrage do not pump during the three periods, then there will be flooding in a freak storm. PUB should check this and fix it to ensure all three periods of pumping are not found wanting, and are strictly observed. They should not be so kiasu and kiasi to keep the highest volume of water for reverse osmosis during this rainy period. Water pumped out into the sea, gone, will be replaced by rainfall in subsequent days. Minister Balakrishnan should visit the MB and ask questions h...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/15/technical-analysi...

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