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eric

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PostThu May 24, 18 8:59 am     Reply with quote

^^^

"The event site is sweet as long as you just wait your turn and follow the rules."

Wisdom is often recognizing the simplicity of what appears to be a complex problem

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Hein

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PostThu May 24, 18 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

eric wrote:
The event site is sweet as long as you just wait your turn and follow the rules.


Maybe suggest that to the disrespectful buffoon that keeps parking his long
ass truck next to your suby in the school lot where there isn't a legit parking slot.

Back on topic...
Flow at JDA was in excess of 500,000 cfps today. Highest I've seen since Y2K.

If you care to do the math,
That's enough water to fill almost 6 Olympic sized swimming pools every second.
(good one for the kiddies, Eric. -with extra credit for calculating watts of power.)

What is an amazing reality to me is that all that water goes right over our heads in
the atmospheric river that flows during the winter months. -And folks believe we
can somehow control the climate. Only thing being controlled is the people.

If the wunderbar disappears then that's further confirmation that Mother nature
doesn't give a hoot about us measly humans. And that pdxmonkeyboy's prediction
has finally been made right. -but not in the way he imagined.

Thank you for allowing me to share my observations, knowledge and opinion.

All the best,
Hein

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostFri May 25, 18 8:30 am     Reply with quote

[quote="Hein"]
eric wrote:


Highest I've seen since Y2K.


Hein or anyone, why is the water so high this year? Not the best snow accum. this past winter in Oregon anyways. It seemed to have hit Washington and Canada more and so I suspect all the water is coming more from the headwaters of the Columbia.


And what was pdxmonkeyboy's prediction? That the wunderbar would eventually disappear?

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Slappysan

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PostFri May 25, 18 9:25 am     Reply with quote

It's not the winter in Oregon that matters, it's Eastern Washington and BC. Both had higher than average snow packs last winter but that isn't the issue. It's the warmer than normal spring that is melting snow at an unusually fast pace sending all that water down stream.

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bigjohn

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PostFri May 25, 18 9:51 am     Reply with quote

Sasquatch wrote:


why is the water so high this year?


As Slappysan mentioned.

http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2018/may/15/high-water/

"Water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, are adjusting water storage and releases throughout the Columbia River Basin to safely manage increases in runoff from recent heavy rains and ongoing snowmelt from northern Washington to western Montana: Those areas are experiencing significant flooding at this time."

But additionally I wonder if the crack at wanapum dam doesn't play into the mix...

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/lsquoserious-problemrsquo-65-foot-crack-found-in-columbia-river-dam/

"utility managers are lowering water levels a total of 20 feet because they fear the structure otherwise could endanger inspectors trying to get a better handle on how seriously the dam is damaged."

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shymac

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PostFri May 25, 18 12:34 pm     Reply with quote

"I remember my first flood..." Razz hahahah. kooks!!!!

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