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(BBC-US)   Dozens missing as glacier smashes into northern Indian dam. Wait... what?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-02-07 9:30:55 AM  
It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.
 
2021-02-07 9:37:59 AM  

edmo: It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.


Have you heard about the big mountain range in northern India?
 
2021-02-07 9:59:43 AM  
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Dammit, Elsa!
 
2021-02-07 10:04:59 AM  

hobnail: edmo: It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.

Have you heard about the big mountain range in northern India?



No, can you hum a few bars?
 
2021-02-07 10:22:33 AM  

Barfmaker: hobnail: edmo: It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.

Have you heard about the big mountain range in northern India?


No, can you hum a few bars?


Katmandu - Bob Seger
Youtube wd3Mt8JBBBg
 
2021-02-07 11:00:57 AM  
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2021-02-07 11:06:59 AM  
Wow.
 
2021-02-07 12:07:28 PM  
Didn't they make a movie about this?

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2021-02-07 12:08:49 PM  
oh no.

anyway
 
2021-02-07 12:10:24 PM  
Dam, that's cold.
 
2021-02-07 12:10:27 PM  
The explanations seem very tentative.

"Experts say an avalanche could also have hit a glacial lake that then burst out, if there was any such water body there.", well, I guess.
 
2021-02-07 12:10:51 PM  
Terrifying.
 
2021-02-07 12:11:55 PM  
Maybe building a dam under a glacier during global warming was not such a good idea after all.
 
2021-02-07 12:14:43 PM  
The video of that guy being rescued from a tunnel. My first thought was "that would be hell" and then as soon as they pull him out and cheer, he raises his arms above his head in triumph. I laughed and mumbled "hell yeah!"

What cause all of this?

Experts say one possibility is that massive ice blocks broke off the glacier due to a temperature rise, releasing a huge amount of water.

Consequences of climate change.

My heart goes out to all of those impacted by this.
 
2021-02-07 12:15:22 PM  

KarmicDisaster: The explanations seem very tentative.


It's only been hours.  I think the glacier is near some politically sensitive border too.
 
2021-02-07 12:15:58 PM  
Well theres six months of snowmelt that will never be available again.  Good thing there's not tons of poor people in India who depend on seasonal water flows or anything, and will now have to move to the city and work for an Amazon help line, to help you get over your loss when your new water purifier is 3 days late.   What the fark, what kind of world is this?  You could have impurities in your body!

Another one bites the dust--but just as long as they do it over there in their own farked up country.  We had nothing to do with it.
 
2021-02-07 12:16:49 PM  
Well, it sounds like the next dam contained the problem.  So they've got that going for them.

/gunga galunga
 
2021-02-07 12:19:55 PM  

hobnail: Barfmaker: hobnail: edmo: It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.

Have you heard about the big mountain range in northern India?


No, can you hum a few bars?

[YouTube video: Katmandu - Bob Seger]


No no, Its more like The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
 
2021-02-07 12:21:56 PM  
I just saw a video-- truly terrifying. Holy crap that moved fast.
 
2021-02-07 12:23:54 PM  
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2021-02-07 12:24:07 PM  
The moment the deluge of water washed away parts of the dam

Watch the moment a man trapped inside the tunnel is rescued



Am I the only one who reads this shiat and gets annoyed?
 
2021-02-07 12:30:32 PM  

Sass-O-Rev: I just saw a video-- truly terrifying. Holy crap that moved fast.


I remember an article that I read once after the 2001 attacks where people were speculating on what would happen if the dam was blown up by someone (catastrophic failure).

It said that the water would flood a town 70 miles away 8 feet deep 8 hours later.  That's my takeaway, and it would surely be worse further down the river.  So, i don't know and it depends on the geography for sure but 15 miles per hour might be a starting point.  Faster if confined and slower when there is room to spread.
 
2021-02-07 12:32:42 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The moment the deluge of water washed away parts of the dam

Watch the moment a man trapped inside the tunnel is rescued


Am I the only one who reads this shiat and gets annoyed?


Do you need to take a moment?
 
2021-02-07 12:40:53 PM  
This is getting out of Uttarakahand!
 
2021-02-07 12:41:13 PM  

KarmicDisaster: ArcadianRefugee: The moment the deluge of water washed away parts of the dam

Watch the moment a man trapped inside the tunnel is rescued


Am I the only one who reads this shiat and gets annoyed?

Do you need to take a moment?


Yea, he probably should...this thread is going to be flooded with comments..
 
2021-02-07 12:41:18 PM  
One witness compared the flash flood to "a scene from a Bollywood film"

Well, ok I guess, but....

Bloodywood - Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)
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2021-02-07 12:41:19 PM  
Why is there still a national park named after known killers?
 
2021-02-07 12:44:03 PM  
One witness compared the flash flood to "a scene from a Bollywood film".

Survivors celebrating:

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2021-02-07 12:44:16 PM  

hobnail: edmo: It's early, I haven't had any coffee, and my brain is moving at glacial speeds. I'm just not understanding Indian glaciers, I guess.

Have you heard about the big mountain range in northern India?


What is the groundspeed velocity of an unladen Indian glacier?
 
2021-02-07 12:48:05 PM  
The glacier was acting a dam, and when it broke the water released was enough to destroy a manmade dam and severely damage another, damn.
 
2021-02-07 12:52:37 PM  
This is actually quite a high risk event because there are a lot of rivers flowing out of the Hiimalyas and quite a few lakes held back only by earth banks, which are prone to being broken.

I am sorry about the high loss of life but not surprised because when a dam breaks there are often sizeable villages and towns downstream, which can be flooded by the surge in water, especially where narrow valleys or fiords are concerned.
 
2021-02-07 12:53:02 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The glacier was acting a dam, and when it broke the water released was enough to destroy a manmade dam and severely damage another, damn.


And that is quite frequent also.
 
2021-02-07 12:56:05 PM  
The Great Johnstone Flood was largely man-made rather than a natural event. One of the surivors, I have heard, became a Doctor and saved  a million llives, or at least quite a few, probably more than the number of victims.

Nature's way of saying "Get the f*ing lead out, stupid mortals."
 
2021-02-07 1:00:37 PM  

brantgoose: fragMasterFlash: The glacier was acting a dam, and when it broke the water released was enough to destroy a manmade dam and severely damage another, damn.

And that is quite frequent also.


Don't kink shame dam feishists...

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2021-02-07 1:14:19 PM  
The glacier is heading right towards us!

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2021-02-07 1:26:41 PM  
Gravity sucks
 
2021-02-07 1:45:12 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The glacier was acting a dam, and when it broke the water released was enough to destroy a manmade dam and severely damage another, damn.


The catastrophic Missoula Floods happened this way (several times). What usually happens is the water gets deep enough behind the ice dam that the ice dam floats, unleashing the flood. The reason Eastern WA looks like it was scoured to bare rock by a collosal flood is because it was scoured to bare rock by a collosal flood. The reason the WIllamette Valley in Oregon is so fertile is because it contains all the soil that was washed away from Eastern WA. The more you know...
 
2021-02-07 1:45:19 PM  

fragMasterFlash: brantgoose: fragMasterFlash: The glacier was acting a dam, and when it broke the water released was enough to destroy a manmade dam and severely damage another, damn.

And that is quite frequent also.

Don't kink shame dam feishists...

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You owe me 72 seconds.
 
2021-02-07 2:01:22 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The moment the deluge of water washed away parts of the dam

Watch the moment a man trapped inside the tunnel is rescued


Am I the only one who reads this shiat and gets annoyed?


Agreed.
Have you 'reached out ' for help?
 
2021-02-07 2:01:44 PM  

IDisME: One witness compared the flash flood to "a scene from a Bollywood film"

Well, ok I guess, but....

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Baahubali 2 epic catapult attack
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2021-02-07 2:59:20 PM  
Looks like another disaster about to become a poster child for global warming.

Disasters suck.  I bet you could hear that coming, hopefully folks were smart enough to run away.
 
2021-02-07 3:52:58 PM  

ski9600: Sass-O-Rev: I just saw a video-- truly terrifying. Holy crap that moved fast.

I remember an article that I read once after the 2001 attacks where people were speculating on what would happen if the dam was blown up by someone (catastrophic failure).

It said that the water would flood a town 70 miles away 8 feet deep 8 hours later.  That's my takeaway, and it would surely be worse further down the river.  So, i don't know and it depends on the geography for sure but 15 miles per hour might be a starting point.  Faster if confined and slower when there is room to spread.


Also depends on the height difference. v = sqrt(2gh)
 
2021-02-07 3:58:21 PM  

ski9600: Well, it sounds like the next dam contained the problem.  So they've got that going for them.

/gunga galunga


That's easy for you to say!
 
2021-02-07 4:12:52 PM  
Oh sure they just stand there videoing it, and not one of them makes an effort to stop it.
 
2021-02-07 4:35:05 PM  

ISO15693: Oh sure they just stand there videoing it, and not one of them makes an effort to stop it.


Typical Millenials
 
2021-02-07 4:43:59 PM  

ski9600: Well, it sounds like the next dam contained the problem.  So they've got that going for them.

/gunga galunga


M.I.A. - Galang
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2021-02-07 5:11:48 PM  

tokinGLX: ski9600: Well, it sounds like the next dam contained the problem.  So they've got that going for them.

/gunga galunga

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2021-02-07 5:17:03 PM  
The Dewarists S01E01 - 'Minds Without Fear' (Imogen Heap & Vishal Dadlani)
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2021-02-07 5:39:59 PM  

LewDux: [YouTube video: The Dewarists S01E01 - 'Minds Without Fear' (Imogen Heap & Vishal Dadlani)]


Wow, very interesting. I love Imogen Heap and that was thoroughly enchanting. Thanks.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2021-02-07 7:12:12 PM  
Rule #1 of Dam Building: Dams should not be used as Molotov cocktails. If you use one to solve a problem, and it creates and entirely new problem, you are not a smart person. You are Jason Mendoza.
 
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