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(Yahoo)   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)   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 77
    More: Cool, Grand Canyon, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado River, water management, Lake Mead, Sonoran Desert, Alot, Grand Canyon National Park  
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2012-11-21 09:00:07 AM  
42000 cfs doesn't seem too bad for the colorado river, but I may be mistaken
 
2012-11-21 09:24:35 AM  

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



Surely you're mistaken.
 
2012-11-21 09:38:35 AM  
Don't call him Shirley!
 
2012-11-21 09:57:14 AM  
Everything will be fine as long as they fallow the proper protocall
 
2012-11-21 09:57:16 AM  
Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!
 
2012-11-21 09:58:39 AM  
Better than wasting it in Southern California.
 
2012-11-21 09:59:01 AM  
It's like watching the internet come alive with the sightings of boobs...

/It's a series of tubes...
 
2012-11-21 10:01:45 AM  
Now that is a Power Washin' right there.
 
2012-11-21 10:02:04 AM  

strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!


MOM?!?!?


DAD?!?!??!


SIS?!?!??


static.thecia.com.au
 
2012-11-21 10:03:15 AM  

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...
 
2012-11-21 10:05:27 AM  
www.badassoftheweek.com
l1.yimg.com 
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-11-21 10:05:51 AM  
This here's God's country, I tell you what - AAAAAAAAAAH!
 
2012-11-21 10:06:29 AM  
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?)
 
2012-11-21 10:07:22 AM  
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42,000 cubic feet ? Ehh, it's not that much really....
 
2012-11-21 10:07:46 AM  

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?
 
2012-11-21 10:09:01 AM  
I have to pee.
 
2012-11-21 10:10:53 AM  
Yep, she's a squirter!
 
2012-11-21 10:12:06 AM  

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...


cache.gawker.com
 
2012-11-21 10:14:37 AM  

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....
 
2012-11-21 10:24:09 AM  

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.
 
2012-11-21 10:24:35 AM  
This is too much Wharrgarbl...

l1.yimg.com
 
2012-11-21 10:25:12 AM  
Is it really the Grand Canyon anymore if it's a .... river?
 
2012-11-21 10:28:21 AM  

strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!


mmmmmm......beans
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-11-21 10:31:33 AM  
Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.
 
2012-11-21 10:32:58 AM  

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

[l1.yimg.com image 850x560]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-21 10:33:24 AM  

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.
 
2012-11-21 10:38:05 AM  

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.
 
2012-11-21 10:40:53 AM  
Wow, they douched a big crack.
 
2012-11-21 10:41:28 AM  

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?
 
2012-11-21 10:41:53 AM  

btraz70: strangeguitar: Bobby?!

Cindy?!

Bobby?!

Cindy?!

mmmmmm......beans
[ts1.mm.bing.net image 225x300]


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

DSG
 
2012-11-21 10:42:37 AM  

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.
 
2012-11-21 10:43:34 AM  

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

[l1.yimg.com image 850x560]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-21 10:44:28 AM  
All dams are ugly, but the Glen Canyon Dam is sinful ugly.
 
2012-11-21 10:44:33 AM  

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?
 
2012-11-21 10:46:03 AM  

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!
 
2012-11-21 10:49:04 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-21 10:53:16 AM  

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
 
2012-11-21 10:53:48 AM  

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).
 
2012-11-21 10:56:54 AM  

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
 
2012-11-21 10:58:15 AM  

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?
 
2012-11-21 11:01:55 AM  
Why do things from Yahoo take so long to load?
 
2012-11-21 11:02:33 AM  
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
 
2012-11-21 11:05:51 AM  
Was it time for Al Gore's canoe trip/photo op again?
 
2012-11-21 11:07:52 AM  
Linkster:
Wanna know how I know you don't know what your talking about?

let it rip
 
2012-11-21 11:12:38 AM  

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.
 
2012-11-21 11:15:12 AM  

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
 
2012-11-21 11:16:20 AM  

ManRay: Just blow up the Glen Canyon Dam already.


Approves....

www.abbeyweb.net
 
2012-11-21 11:17:19 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-21 11:27:52 AM  
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.
 
2012-11-21 11:29:37 AM  
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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