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(MLive.com)   It has been almost a whole week since 54,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the water; I'm sure it's safe for swimming by now   (mlive.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Traverse City, Michigan, TRAVERSE CITY, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Traverse City Health Department, Boardman River, Grand Traverse Bay, Water, Grand Traverse Bay beaches  
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2020-06-04 7:31:23 AM  
54,000 gallons into trillions of gallons? With some good currents and winds?

/subby you do realize that fish shiat in the water and rivers full of shiat go into lakes and oceans all the time?
 
2020-06-04 7:31:49 AM  
Happens all the time.  Only this time it wasn't intentional and publicized.
 
2020-06-04 7:39:44 AM  
Dilution is the solution to pollution.
 
2020-06-04 7:42:25 AM  
From the article:

The same flooding event trapped people in cars under 3 feet of water, and flooded parts of Munson Medical Center.


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2020-06-04 7:45:53 AM  
Safe for swimming? Fish poop in there.
 
2020-06-04 7:46:04 AM  
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2020-06-04 7:50:49 AM  

ColonelCathcart: 54,000 gallons into trillions of gallons? With some good currents and winds?

/subby you do realize that fish shiat in the water and rivers full of shiat go into lakes and oceans all the time?


Yeah but Traverse City is at the closed end of a long non-tidal bay. I know a little bit about these things; I looked at a map.

Besides, I was raised up in FL. Freshwater is for snakes, alligators and mosquitoes. And brain eating amoeba. Avoid it. Sharks are a minor bother in comparison.
 
2020-06-04 7:59:33 AM  
Summer at the pool.

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2020-06-04 7:59:41 AM  

ColonelCathcart: 54,000 gallons into trillions of gallons? With some good currents and winds?

/subby you do realize that fish shiat in the water and rivers full of shiat go into lakes and oceans all the time?


Came here to say the same thing.

Especially since Traverse City is at the end of a narrow bay and has the Boardman River flowing into that bay, providing a constant push of water into Lake Michigan.
 
2020-06-04 8:01:02 AM  

H31N0US: ColonelCathcart: 54,000 gallons into trillions of gallons? With some good currents and winds?

/subby you do realize that fish shiat in the water and rivers full of shiat go into lakes and oceans all the time?

Yeah but Traverse City is at the closed end of a long non-tidal bay. I know a little bit about these things; I looked at a map.


The river flows into Lake Michigan. I'm sure everything has been...flushed out by now.
 
2020-06-04 8:02:07 AM  
It's Canada's problem now.
 
2020-06-04 8:06:17 AM  
How'd they get Dave Matthews' tour bus into the lake?
 
2020-06-04 8:07:32 AM  

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I love it.
 
2020-06-04 8:07:41 AM  
Haven't you heard?  America is a shiathole now.  Might as well take it to the next level.
 
2020-06-04 8:10:59 AM  
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2020-06-04 8:25:20 AM  
The Boardman River is at this very moment running at 300 cubic feet per second. That's 2,000 gallons per second, which means that that scary sounding 54,000 gallons is actually less than half a minute's flow a week ago.

Or, to put it another way, since those 54,000 gallons spilled, another 1,209,600,000 (22,400 times as much) has flowed down he river. That's enough to put the dilution on the homeopathic scale, at a bit more than "2C".

Most people are very, very bad at visualising large volumes.

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2020-06-04 8:27:55 AM  
Gives new emphasis to the advertising slogan....Pure Michigan
 
2020-06-04 8:28:49 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: It's Canada's problem now.


Canada's been putting up with our sh*t for years; I'm sure they're used to it by now.
 
2020-06-04 8:37:00 AM  

dittybopper: ColonelCathcart: 54,000 gallons into trillions of gallons? With some good currents and winds?

/subby you do realize that fish shiat in the water and rivers full of shiat go into lakes and oceans all the time?

Came here to say the same thing.

Especially since Traverse City is at the end of a narrow bay and has the Boardman River flowing into that bay, providing a constant push of water into Lake Michigan.


"Lake" Michigan.
 
2020-06-04 8:42:18 AM  

orbister: The Boardman River is at this very moment running at 300 cubic feet per second. That's 2,000 gallons per second, which means that that scary sounding 54,000 gallons is actually less than half a minute's flow a week ago.

Or, to put it another way, since those 54,000 gallons spilled, another 1,209,600,000 (22,400 times as much) has flowed down he river. That's enough to put the dilution on the homeopathic scale, at a bit more than "2C".

Most people are very, very bad at visualising large volumes.

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How much spit do you think is in your Singapour Mei Fun?
 
2020-06-04 8:45:16 AM  

orbister: Most people are very, very bad at visualising large volumes.


Yeah this even reletively small volumes seem huge when you put a number on them.
 
2020-06-04 8:56:40 AM  
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No problem.  Fish clean it up, fishermen clean up the fish... Circle of Life, baby!
 
2020-06-04 9:21:07 AM  
Hey, you can't say 'manhole', it's a maintenance access.
Get woke already.
 
2020-06-04 9:42:43 AM  

solokumba: orbister: Most people are very, very bad at visualising large volumes.

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How much spit do you think is in your Singapour Mei Fun?


I've never met the woman.
 
2020-06-04 9:44:10 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: Hey, you can't say 'manhole', it's a maintenance access.
Get woke already.


As in "Go on, senator, put it in my maintenance access"?
 
2020-06-04 10:16:04 AM  
I'm sure it is but just in case, you go first.
 
2020-06-04 11:55:32 AM  
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Anyone else think this looks like an old Chinese propaganda poster.
 
2020-06-04 7:06:06 PM  
Where do you think the majority of raw sewage goes?

We only treat roughly half of raw sewage.
 
2020-06-04 7:23:06 PM  

stuffy: [s0.2mdn.net image 300x250]
Anyone else think this looks like an old Chinese propaganda poster.


Old?
 
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