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   Ever wondered what would happen if we released 42,000 cubic feet of water per second into the Grand Canyon? Well, wonder no more (with pics)

21 Nov 2012 09:53 AM   |   30030 clicks   |   Yahoo
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Dead for Tax Reasons     
42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken

21 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
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UberDave    [TotalFark]  

Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken



Surely you're mistaken.

21 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
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Fear_and_Loathing    [TotalFark]  
Don't call him Shirley!

21 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Everything will be fine as long as they fallow the proper protocall

21 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
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strangeguitar    [TotalFark]  
Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!

21 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
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H31N0US     
Better than wasting it in Southern California.

21 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
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Grand_Theft_Audio     
It's like watching the internet come alive with the sightings of boobs...

/It's a series of tubes...

21 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
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Grapple     
Now that is a Power Washin' right there.

21 Nov 2012 10:01 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!


MOM?!?!?


DAD?!?!??!


SIS?!?!??


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21 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
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my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food     

ChipNASA: Everything will be fine as long as they fallow the proper protocall


Wait...did you know this was mine too? This was the only one I thought I got right...

21 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
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Headso    [TotalFark]  
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21 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
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Kumana Wanalaia     
This here's God's country, I tell you what - AAAAAAAAAAH!

21 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
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Ficoce     
Currently, sand and mud piles up behind the dam and natural beaches and sandbars have disappeared, allowing predatory non-native fish such as rainbow trout to flourish.

Umm, I think Rainbow trout are the native ones, with the resulting Steelhead salmon being decimated by the dam. German brown trout on the other hand....(are there browns down there?)

21 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
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mark12A     
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42,000 cubic feet ? Ehh, it's not that much really....

21 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
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Ponzholio    [TotalFark]  

UberDave: Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


Surely you're mistaken.


Would it sound better saying 18.8-million gallons per minute?

21 Nov 2012 10:07 AM
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billybobtoo     
I have to pee.

21 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
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sulco     
Yep, she's a squirter!

21 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food : ChipNASA: Everything will be fine as long as they fallow the proper protocall

Wait...did you know this was mines too? This was the only one I thought I got right...


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21 Nov 2012 10:12 AM
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MoreThenALittleJittery     

Ficoce: Currently, sand and mud piles up behind the dam and natural beaches and sandbars have disappeared, allowing predatory non-native fish such as rainbow trout to flourish.

Umm, I think Rainbow trout are the native ones, with the resulting Steelhead salmon being decimated by the dam. German brown trout on the other hand....(are there browns down there?)


Rainbow trout are not native, the native species are things like chub and various types of minnows. They don't survive well in the cold water released from the bottom of the damn, so I'm not sure how much this will really help them....

21 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
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HAMMERTOE     

MoreThenALittleJittery: Rainbow trout are not native, the native species are things like chub and various types of minnows. They don't survive well in the cold water released from the bottom of the damn, so I'm not sure how much this will really help them....


Strange, cold water doesn't help my chub either.

21 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
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guilt by association     
This is too much Wharrgarbl...

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21 Nov 2012 10:24 AM
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TigerCatBrandon     
Is it really the Grand Canyon anymore if it's a .... river?

21 Nov 2012 10:25 AM
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btraz70     

strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!


mmmmmm......beans
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21 Nov 2012 10:28 AM
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ManRay     
Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.

21 Nov 2012 10:31 AM
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ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

guilt by association: This is too much Wharrgarbl...

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21 Nov 2012 10:32 AM
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vudukungfu     

ManRay: Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.


No shiat.

Ever wonder what would happen if we didn't fark with mother nature?

It's not nice to fark with mother nature.

21 Nov 2012 10:33 AM
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Bigjohn3592     

MoreThenALittleJittery: Ficoce: Currently, sand and mud piles up behind the dam and natural beaches and sandbars have disappeared, allowing predatory non-native fish such as rainbow trout to flourish.

Umm, I think Rainbow trout are the native ones, with the resulting Steelhead salmon being decimated by the dam. German brown trout on the other hand....(are there browns down there?)

Rainbow trout are not native, the native species are things like chub and various types of minnows. They don't survive well in the cold water released from the bottom of the damn, so I'm not sure how much this will really help them....



Cought many rainbows down there, one brown trout. None are native. They had basically overpopulated anyway. You could catch a lot of them, but all about 12" long. So many that you could catch them on just about anything. Once cought one on a piece of flour wrap/tortilla leftover from lunch.

There had also been some efforts to net and remove some of the trout. Cutting back on their numbers would probably make the overall trout population healthier and better (bigger) fishing anyway.

21 Nov 2012 10:38 AM
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fat boy     
Wow, they douched a big crack.

21 Nov 2012 10:40 AM
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A Shambling Mound     

TigerCatBrandon: Is it really the Grand Canyon anymore if it's a .... river?


I am not entirely sure what sort of response would be appropriate here.

Ponzholio: UberDave: Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


Surely you're mistaken.

Would it sound better saying 18.8-million gallons per minute?


Yes but how many Empire State buildings is that?

21 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
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JusticeandIndependence     

btraz70: strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!

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DSG

21 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
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ManRay     

vudukungfu: ManRay: Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.

No shiat.

Ever wonder what would happen if we didn't fark with mother nature?

It's not nice to fark with mother nature.



We are horrible at "managing" nature, an nowhere is it more apparent then when it comes to watershed management when we dam up rivers. The Colorado River doesn't even make it to the sea anymore.

21 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
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Mr_Ectomy     

guilt by association: This is too much Wharrgarbl...

[l1.yimg.com image 850x560]


i.imgur.com

21 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
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AFKobel     
All dams are ugly, but the Glen Canyon Dam is sinful ugly.

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
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UberDave    [TotalFark]  

Ponzholio: UberDave: Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


Surely you're mistaken.

Would it sound better saying 18.8-million gallons per minute?



Are you missing my pop-culture reference or am I missing yours?

21 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
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sporkme     

Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


You're kidding right? That is over 1,189,307,560,000,000,000 cubic angstroms per femtosecond!

21 Nov 2012 10:46 AM
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h4b1t     
this has been done before.

I just saw a documentary on Lake Mead and the fact that the water level is down a hundred feet or more and the lake level is getting dangerously close to the same level as the intake pipes for Las Vegas. Maybe this should have waited????
People > beaches & animals.

21 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
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Civil Discourse     

A Shambling Mound: TigerCatBrandon: Is it really the Grand Canyon anymore if it's a .... river?

I am not entirely sure what sort of response would be appropriate here.

Ponzholio: UberDave: Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


Surely you're mistaken.

Would it sound better saying 18.8-million gallons per minute?

Yes but how many Empire State buildings is that?


It's one Rhode Island of Empire State Buildings

21 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
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UberDave    [TotalFark]  

Ficoce: Currently, sand and mud piles up behind the dam and natural beaches and sandbars have disappeared, allowing predatory non-native fish such as rainbow trout to flourish.

Umm, I think Rainbow trout are the native ones, with the resulting Steelhead salmon being decimated by the dam. German brown trout on the other hand....(are there browns down there?)



Are Rainbows native to Arizona or Utah? I don't know...really. I do know they are native in North America but not in every state (they were introduced in Colorado in the late 1800s).

21 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
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Dead for Tax Reasons     

UberDave: Dead for Tax Reasons: 42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken


Surely you're mistaken.


I'm not, and don't call me shirley

21 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  

h4b1t: this has been done before.

I just saw a documentary on Lake Mead and the fact that the water level is down a hundred feet or more and the lake level is getting dangerously close to the same level as the intake pipes for Las Vegas. Maybe this should have waited????
People > beaches & animals.


Wanna know how I know you don't know what your talking about?

21 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
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BobCumbers     
Why do things from Yahoo take so long to load?

21 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
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royone     
the first step in an ongoing experiment to rebuild beaches and fish habitat in the iconic Grand Canyon.

"iconic"? Was it really important to add that horribly overused adjective?

"These high-flow releases, a new paradigm in water management, recognize that there are hugely beneficial impacts to river ecology from releasing the requisite water needed downstream in large pulses, rather than uniformly throughout the year," said U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt.

...who has a degree in buzzword.

/cantankerous

21 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
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StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
Was it time for Al Gore's canoe trip/photo op again?

21 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
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h4b1t     
Linkster:
Wanna know how I know you don't know what your talking about?

let it rip

21 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
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Linkster    [TotalFark]  

h4b1t: Linkster:
Wanna know how I know you don't know what your talking about?

let it rip


Lake Powell was created by Glen Canyon Dam which is upstream from Lake Mead which was created by Hoover Dam. This water release flows downstream into Lake Mead, therefore benefiting the situation you referred to.

21 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
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h4b1t     

Linkster: h4b1t: Linkster:
Wanna know how I know you don't know what your talking about?

let it rip

Lake Powell was created by Glen Canyon Dam which is upstream from Lake Mead which was created by Hoover Dam. This water release flows downstream into Lake Mead, therefore benefiting the situation you referred to.


your logic overwhelms me, I hang my head in defeat

21 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
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Maud Dib     

ManRay: Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.


Approves....

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21 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
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Dirtybird971     
42,000 CFS sounded like a lot more until I saw the pic and remembered how big the canyon is. It looks more like someone peeing into a huge farking urinal (perspective wise) than any real flood.

21 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
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Rogue Surf     
The only problem here is that it is 42,000 cfs of cold, clear water that flows from Lake Powell into the Grand Canyon, so unless the Paria and Little Colorado Rivers are running muddy, all this does is transport sand down to Lake Mead! This is a useless make-work experiment repeated several times before that has no lasting effect for the Grand Canyon except to remove sand from Marble Canyon and dump it in the upper reaches of Lake Mead. Taxpayor funds should not be used to repeat and repeat a failed "study"! Otherwise, it is a great time to be on the river - we flipped 3 out of 6 boats in Lava Falls at 28,000 cfs and once ran it at about 60,000 cfs and chased upside-down rafts for miles! "Normal" flows (post-dam) are about 8,000 -16,000 CFS depending upon electricity demand.

21 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
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REO-Weedwagon     
Until the dams are destroyed, this is nothing but putting a bandaid on a hatchet wound. How are the beaches going to be rebuilt without the silt? The flooding is just sending more water down the river.

Glen Canyon Dam needs to be decommissioned and torn down. The boating industry can go f*ck themselves.
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21 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
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