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2013-06-12 11:14:48 PM
Holy Crap! Glad there was nobody down near that fishing hole.
 
2013-06-13 12:03:50 AM
Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?
 
2013-06-13 12:11:46 AM
If you are going to leave the comma out of the headline, at least get all the words right.

i.qkme.me
 
2013-06-13 12:14:05 AM
Maybe that's just me, but I would step back a bit.  In case the water washed the dirt out from under your feet.
 
2013-06-13 12:31:42 AM
I've kayaked worse, but then I'm hard-core.
 
2013-06-13 01:11:31 AM
Damn nature, you scary!
 
2013-06-13 01:33:49 AM

raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?


I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?
 
2013-06-13 01:59:06 AM

SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?


Maybe it was part of the snow melt. I am going to guess that when the snow melts from the mountains it starts off slow then there is a sudden avalanche washes a lot of snow down the river at once.
 
2013-06-13 02:01:55 AM

SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?


Could be upstream hydroelectric, that would be why they were set up and ready to film, since local government issues river-level warnings. At least they do in Maine, not sure about Russia lol.
 
2013-06-13 02:47:12 AM
Those poor fish.
 
2013-06-13 03:00:58 AM

kibbled: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Maybe it was part of the snow melt. I am going to guess that when the snow melts from the mountains it starts off slow then there is a sudden avalanche washes a lot of snow down the river at once.


Not like that. Way to sudden, with snow melt you get a steady increase. That was insanely sudden.

deadsanta: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Could be upstream hydroelectric, that would be why they were set up and ready to film, since local government issues river-level warnings. At least they do in Maine, not sure about Russia lol.


Video location said Sweden. Yea I was thinking maybe sluice gates from a dam that aren't opened often.
 
2013-06-13 03:09:36 AM
Almost looked like an old-school logging run
 
2013-06-13 03:15:50 AM
Dam, "I spewed."
 
2013-06-13 03:35:13 AM

SearchN: kibbled: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Maybe it was part of the snow melt. I am going to guess that when the snow melts from the mountains it starts off slow then there is a sudden avalanche washes a lot of snow down the river at once.

Not like that. Way to sudden, with snow melt you get a steady increase. That was insanely sudden.

deadsanta: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Could be upstream hydroelectric, that would be why they were set up and ready to film, since local government issues river-level warnings. At least they do in Maine, not sure about Russia lol.

Video location said Sweden. Yea I was thinking maybe sluice gates from a dam that aren't opened often.


Could definitely be snow melt. Problem is, snow melts steadily and carries debris down the river which sometimes gets stuck. The river backs up behind it and then either they break it up or it breaks free on its own, and this giant clog of debris goes down river at once along with the water that was backed up behind it.

Also causes flooding behind the clog if it doesn't break up fast enough. Happens with ice around here a lot.
 
2013-06-13 03:47:06 AM

SearchN: Video location said Sweden.


Switzerland (where this was filmed) and Sweden don't even share a border.

/that rush of logs was from a natural logdam that broke up suddenly and got washed downriver
 
2013-06-13 03:48:38 AM
SearchN: kibbled: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Maybe it was part of the snow melt. I am going to guess that when the snow melts from the mountains it starts off slow then there is a sudden avalanche washes a lot of snow down the river at once.

Not like that. Way to sudden, with snow melt you get a steady increase. That was insanely sudden.

deadsanta: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Could be upstream hydroelectric, that would be why they were set up and ready to film, since local government issues river-level warnings. At least they do in Maine, not sure about Russia lol.

Video location said SwedenSwitzerland. Yea I was thinking maybe sluice gates from a dam that aren't opened often.

Probably from all the reallly heavy rain in Central Europe over the past few weeks.
 
2013-06-13 04:01:08 AM
Looked like the debris was building materials, not toppled trees. Let's take a wild stab:

Illegal dumping blocks river.  Water builds up, half-assed dam breaks. Voila'!
 
2013-06-13 04:19:47 AM
www.wildlifehotline.com
 
2013-06-13 04:33:33 AM
Did everybody in town flush at once?
 
2013-06-13 05:51:15 AM
fark fark for posting liveleak videos and fark liveleak for stealing videos giving no attribution and making up info such as "Location: Peseux, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland"

The flood happened on the Zulg River in Steffisburg, Thun, canton of Bern in Switzerland.

YouTube: 'Tidal wave' Switzerland Flash Flooding July 6, 2012

Flash flooding has caused a river in Switzerland to become a raging torrent as debris from the nearby woods were swept downstream.
Amateur video has captured the "tidal wave" effect on the Zulg River, which runs right through the town of Steffisburg, according to Swiss news organisation, 20 Minutes Online.
The dramatic footage was captured by an onlooker, showing large trees and parts of the river bank being swept downstream.
The river, which is known to swell quickly, rose an additional five metres yesterday afternoon due to the persistent rain.
Traffic in neighbouring towns came to a standstill as emergency services were forced to block off several bridges leading over the river.
It is not known if anyone was injured from the flash flooding.
 
2013-06-13 05:57:12 AM
 
2013-06-13 05:58:57 AM

HairBolus: fark fark for posting liveleak videos and fark liveleak for stealing videos giving no attribution and making up info such as "Location: Peseux, Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland"

The flood happened on the Zulg River in Steffisburg, Thun, canton of Bern in Switzerland.

YouTube: 'Tidal wave' Switzerland Flash Flooding July 6, 2012

Flash flooding has caused a river in Switzerland to become a raging torrent as debris from the nearby woods were swept downstream.
Amateur video has captured the "tidal wave" effect on the Zulg River, which runs right through the town of Steffisburg, according to Swiss news organisation, 20 Minutes Online.
The dramatic footage was captured by an onlooker, showing large trees and parts of the river bank being swept downstream.
The river, which is known to swell quickly, rose an additional five metres yesterday afternoon due to the persistent rain.
Traffic in neighbouring towns came to a standstill as emergency services were forced to block off several bridges leading over the river.
It is not known if anyone was injured from the flash flooding.


Nice..the only other reference I found was on someones blog, which apparently sucks.
 
2013-06-13 06:27:32 AM

danielscissorhands: [www.wildlifehotline.com image 850x637]


That was my first thought, too.  All those logs heading up the front of the deluge?  Looked like a beaver dam broke loose.
 
2013-06-13 06:45:48 AM

raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?


Beaver dam or log jam.  Im totally talking out of my Beaver though.
 
2013-06-13 07:01:16 AM
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2013-06-13 07:26:20 AM

nich0lai: Almost looked like an old-school logging run


More like old-school logging RUN!!!!!

/    Amiright?
 
2013-06-13 07:29:15 AM

FatMason: That was my first thought, too. All those logs heading up the front of the deluge? Looked like a beaver dam broke loose.


Beavers... don't use logs in construction.
 
2013-06-13 07:37:37 AM

lokis_mentor: SearchN: kibbled: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Maybe it was part of the snow melt. I am going to guess that when the snow melts from the mountains it starts off slow then there is a sudden avalanche washes a lot of snow down the river at once.

Not like that. Way to sudden, with snow melt you get a steady increase. That was insanely sudden.

deadsanta: SearchN: raerae1980: Wow!   Wonder what caused all that debris?

I'm guessing large chunks of the forest around the river. What did they do to create that much water though? Draining a lake or a pond? Diverting another river?

Could be upstream hydroelectric, that would be why they were set up and ready to film, since local government issues river-level warnings. At least they do in Maine, not sure about Russia lol.

Video location said SwedenSwitzerland. Yea I was thinking maybe sluice gates from a dam that aren't opened often.

Probably from all the reallly heavy rain in Central Europe over the past few weeks.


Yes, that came from the heavy rain over the past few weeks around here. I don't think there are beavers in the Zulg river, and there is no dam anywhere on it. It comes out of a rather narrow valley with steep sides, a lot of side streams and heavily forested, which is why there was so much wood. There are many rivers in that area that can swell very quickly and go from harmless to dangerous within minutes, once the rain starts.
 
2013-06-13 08:05:51 AM
Some of you folks in here saying it was probably a beaver dam...how large do you think beavers are?

/protip, not large enough to use full sized trees in their construction.
 
2013-06-13 08:38:20 AM
Ice dam?
 
2013-06-13 08:51:02 AM

Makh: Maybe that's just me, but I would step back a bit.  In case the water washed the dirt out from under your feet.


I would not have been backpedaling, I would have turned and run.  People never seem to realize the incredible danger in a situation like that.
 
2013-06-13 08:54:21 AM

HairBolus: The flood happened on the Zulg River in Steffisburg, Thun, canton of Bern in Switzerland.


We're still blaming the Americans though, right?
 
2013-06-13 09:17:46 AM

HotWingAgenda: SearchN: Video location said Sweden.

Switzerland (where this was filmed) and Sweden don't even share a border.

/that rush of logs was from a natural logdam that broke up suddenly and got washed downriver


It's right next to Australia.
 
2013-06-13 09:52:48 AM
I don't know why, but as I was watching the river in that video, in my mind I was thinking "a stomach full of churning teeth".
 
2013-06-13 10:04:02 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: I've kayaked worse, but then I'm hard-CORPS.


FTFY
 
2013-06-13 10:50:11 AM
Hear about the town in Switzerland?

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2013-06-13 11:22:49 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-06-13 12:59:44 PM
thefunambulistdotnet.files.wordpress.com

later that night, the river spirit takes a trip to the bath house
 
2013-06-13 08:17:35 PM

HairBolus: fark fark for posting liveleak videos


Maybe you'd prefer to see sports links in the video tab, but that's just not going to happen.
 
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