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(National Geographic)   Old and Busted: Burying rivers under city streets. New hotness: uncovering those rivers and making park areas   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 15
    More: Cool, underground river, American Rivers, Department of the Environment Act, flood plains, Army Corps of Engineers, rivers, city planners, wet season  
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2013-08-01 04:47:50 PM
That's actually really neat.
 
2013-08-01 04:56:31 PM
Cool stuff! I have an easement for a waterway right by my apartment in a Seattle suburb, although I'm not sure exactly what kind of waterway they mean.
 
2013-08-01 05:05:12 PM
Agreed. This is a really interesting and informative link. Thanks, subby.
 
2013-08-01 05:07:50 PM
Awsome a new place to dump dog shiat, garbage, and babies.
 
2013-08-01 05:10:32 PM
Our office was in a low-rise building for many years. About halfway through my time there, they did the opposite: A stream (it's actually the start of what becomes a major river in this state) cut diagonally through the parking lot. They drain-piped the stream and paved over it, eliminating the only shade. I was driving past there a few weeks ago; the office building is partly empty and the parking lot is not full on weekdays. I would love to see them "restore" the river and maybe create a park-like area alongside it.

Hmm, I think I know who owns it, and I might know someone who works there...
 
2013-08-01 05:14:39 PM
Providence circa 1990 called, wants to know what all the fuss is about.

Also, Fall River would like to cry.
 
2013-08-01 05:57:04 PM
before I was in Kindergarden my home town put a local stream through a pipe to controll flooding.  40 years later they daylighted the stream because of 40 years of the intersection being blocked due to flooding caused by the pipe.   yes, slow to understand.
 
2013-08-01 06:28:15 PM

derpy: Providence circa 1990 called, wants to know what all the fuss is about.

Also, Fall River would like to cry.


Napa may have been first in the 70s.  Berkeley did some in the 80s, and I wish Berkeley would continue their daylighting of Strawberry Creek and continue with Schoolhouse Creek and Codornices.

http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/04/09/bay-area-cities-redscover-the-c re eks-under-their-streets/

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2011/07/26/in-berkeley-the-lost-beauty-o f- schoolhouse-creek/
 
2013-08-01 06:40:37 PM
I did just the opposite. I bought a property of 80 acres that came with a decent house on it. But I was worried about this tributary of the Canadian flooding. So I had the thing engineered through my living room, and dividing the library from the guest section of the house.

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It comes out after a 8 foot drop on the other side between the garage door and the atrium
 
2013-08-01 06:53:43 PM
It's interesting to me that long ago paving over Nature was seen as progress, the power of mankind and all that. Now the sign of progress and the power of mankind is not conquering Nature but living within it while still enjoying modernity.
 
2013-08-01 08:39:49 PM

SmackLT: That's actually really neat.


This
 
2013-08-01 10:29:49 PM

SevenizGud: I did just the opposite. I bought a property of 80 acres that came with a decent house on it. But I was worried about this tributary of the Canadian flooding. So I had the thing engineered through my living room, and dividing the library from the guest section of the house.

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It comes out after a 8 foot drop on the other side between the garage door and the atrium



That's really beautiful and a great idea. Is that a pic from your place?
 
2013-08-02 01:17:04 AM
derpy

Fall River would like to cry.

It's in here,

upload.wikimedia.org

somewhere.

home.earthlink.net
 
2013-08-02 11:25:44 AM

SevenizGud: I did just the opposite. I bought a property of 80 acres that came with a decent house on it. But I was worried about this tributary of the Canadian flooding. So I had the thing engineered through my living room, and dividing the library from the guest section of the house.

[media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com image 192x255]

It comes out after a 8 foot drop on the other side between the garage door and the atrium


That is really cool. I once read about a house in Colorado that straddled a stream. Neat stuff.
 
2013-08-02 03:03:53 PM
You can watch the Coney Island Whitefish head out to sea to spawn there too.
 
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