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(Washington Times)   Colorado River takes long-awaited bathroom break. Grand Canyon becomes the toilet   ( ) divider line
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14069 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Nov 2004 at 10:45 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-11-19 09:00:27 PM  
Well crap.
2004-11-19 10:21:26 PM  
interesting experiment...
The high-flow test would not alter the total volume of water released from Lake Powell in water year 2005.
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2004-11-19 10:49:56 PM  
Thats cool! LoL I wish i was down there paddling!! hahaha that would be super crazy flood levels
2004-11-19 10:53:07 PM  
Someone greenlight an article on the huge fight at Detroit in the NBA game tonight...quickly.
2004-11-19 10:54:41 PM  
I would gladly comment, but the flashing "Back to Back" "GWB" ad on that page has sent me into an epileptic seizure...

Plaese call 911
2004-11-19 10:55:43 PM  
Cool. I open boated the Arkansas (in Colorado), but never had the stones to do the Grand Canyon. I wish I could at least see this release...
2004-11-19 11:00:28 PM  
2004-11-19 10:49:56 PM SumoJeb

Thats cool! LoL I wish i was down there paddling!! hahaha that would be super crazy flood levels

It's been said there's a fine line between bravery and stupidity. No offense, but I think you crossed it.
2004-11-19 11:01:23 PM  
All I know is boobies links are getting few and far between.
2004-11-19 11:02:42 PM  
The Interior Department's five-day "flush" is expected to dislodge nearly 1 million tons of sediment to re-establish sandbars and beaches that provide habitat for endangered wildlife

Or wipe them out once and for all. Given the gov't track record on this sort of thing, what are the odds.
2004-11-19 11:03:12 PM  
As we used to say in the community bathrooms in our dormprior to flushing....


see, the toilet would take the cold water feed and leave mostly hot water coming out the shower heads - remember many a time hung over and unable to respond quickly enough to a crapper call - that be why me bald, eh?
2004-11-19 11:43:53 PM  
Or wipe them out once and for all. Given the gov't track record on this sort of thing, what are the odds.

um no. beaches and sandbars are created by floods. looks at photos of the colorado before glen canyon dam was built.
2004-11-19 11:51:21 PM  
They should leave the gates open indefinitely. Edward Abbey's ghost would be proud!

I read somewhere that Lake Foul loses so much water to evaporation due to its huge surface area that it has a NEGATIVE effect on water supply. Anyone else hear about this?
2004-11-19 11:54:19 PM  
Hahah.. i would never boat that.. lol
I boated upper fraser river in BC in mid flood.. Scariest thing ever... but this is like x 10^72349832749872398472 worse
2004-11-20 12:45:45 AM  
yes destrip
2004-11-20 12:50:45 AM  
...sleazy boaters alley....
all aboard...
get the paddles and nitrous

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Yeah Baby!
2004-11-20 01:59:43 AM  
As the water levels dropped sightings of 1950s mutant frog men increased.

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2004-11-20 07:03:00 AM  
Good to know!<<<<not sarcasm
2004-11-20 07:32:53 AM  
Git ta high ground quick fellers,..........

They did this before and filmed a PBS special on it. After the release ended, an Army of science types descended into the canyon to document the changes from the release.
One change upstream was that the floating docks at Lake Powell marinas no longer floated. The water had gotten so low that the trash boaters had thrown overboard in marinas was exposed. There were old batteries, BBQ grills, aluminum chairs and old motors laying in areas that were previously under water. Sad !
2004-11-20 10:06:50 AM  
wow, when did we get so much rain that it washed away the lower sandbars?
2004-11-20 10:15:02 AM  
Clinton is on another photo-op?
2004-11-20 10:54:23 AM  
Tear down the Glen Canyon Dam.

If any of you ever get the chance, hike some of the canyons upstream from the shiathole known as Lake Powell. There are still a few canyons not flooded by Lake Powell. They are so beautiful, they will make you believe in a divine source.

What's with the Clinton shots? He marked off 2-million acres in Southern Utah to remain untouched by development.

At this very moment BushCo is loosening laws, through the BLM, to open more drilling and mining in Southern Utah, ruining the place just like the greedy pharkers who pushed for the Glen Canyon Dam 40 years ago.

The people of Utah, somehow, voted overwhelmingly for BushCo. "Hey, he's not Mormon, but he is a fundamentalist like ourselves."

Sorry to turn this thread political. If you think I'm a misguided liberal kook, go explore Southern Utah for yourself. Turn off the TV, and go make up your own mind.

Also, anyone hear the latest on the creationists who wanted to stock the Grand Canyon gift shop with their own book on how the canyon was created? Just wondering.
2004-11-20 03:59:57 PM  
While Star-Light-Star-Bright is a liberal kook he is absolutely right about Southern Utah. There is no place on the Planet that is as amazing!

The trip down route 12,95 and 191 in southern Utah takes you past:
Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyon Lands and Arches National Parks.

All places of unearthly beauty. Check out my trip there last spring.
2004-11-20 05:26:03 PM  
Star-Light-Star-Bright: They are so beautiful, they will make you believe in a divine source.

Seen them. Still don't. The correct statement would be, "They are so beautiful that they make me believe in a divine source."
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