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2021-12-01 7:37:33 AM  
Well at least there's free fish?
 
2021-12-01 7:55:04 AM  
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2021-12-01 8:14:05 AM  
"NorthWestern Energy is currently working to restore flow to the river."

I had a mental image of all the male employees of NothWestern Energy, lined up along the side of the river with a case of beer next to each one, "working to restore flow"
 
2021-12-01 8:14:23 AM  
Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?
 
2021-12-01 8:14:42 AM  
Have you tried opening the dam a bit?
 
2021-12-01 8:16:30 AM  
My hydrology and sedimentology professor said that once you finished a class with him, you'd never spell damn with three letters ever again. And people think it is "green" energy.
 
2021-12-01 8:16:46 AM  

jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?


At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

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... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?
 
2021-12-01 8:16:59 AM  
Great article.  No details.  I mean, I know the energy company isn't talking, but is there a drought?  Have rain levels been normal?
 
2021-12-01 8:18:38 AM  

stuhayes2010: Great article.  No details.  I mean, I know the energy company isn't talking, but is there a drought?  Have rain levels been normal?


Uh...yes and no.
 
2021-12-01 8:21:15 AM  

stuhayes2010: Great article.  No details.  I mean, I know the energy company isn't talking, but is there a drought?  Have rain levels been normal?


Someone divided by zero.
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2021-12-01 8:25:08 AM  
Dam thing broke.
 
2021-12-01 8:28:44 AM  
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2021-12-01 8:28:56 AM  

jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?


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2021-12-01 8:30:42 AM  

jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?


Thats the problem the dam is on and its damming. My guess is the discharges are clogged who knows. The article didn't say what the issue was so a clog, valves stuck closed, etc. The Corps of Engineers is pretty good about getting things like this resolved quickly.
 
2021-12-01 8:36:18 AM  
The earth really is rejecting mankind isn't it?
 
2021-12-01 8:37:16 AM  

CheatCommando: My hydrology and sedimentology professor said that once you finished a class with him, you'd never spell damn with three letters ever again. And people think it is "green" energy.


Very much this (and super cool that you had a hydrology and sedimentology professor). If anybody like me needs a little dose of hope after reading TFA, here's one about all the dams removed across the US in 2020.
 
2021-12-01 8:39:00 AM  

Nick Nostril: jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?

At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

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... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?


They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.
 
2021-12-01 8:40:27 AM  

CheatCommando: My hydrology and sedimentology professor said that once you finished a class with him, you'd never spell damn with three letters ever again. And people think it is "green" energy.


Well technically it is since you dont burn anything to produce it. Windmills and solar have their downsides as well when it comes to waste so yeah its a matter of degrees. Hydro, Solar, and Wind are greener than coal and oil so yeah green. A lot of advancements are being made in nuclear power as well but are still relatively dirty due to the waste products. Solar is where I'm putting my money for long term energy generation and seeing power companies installing solar farms around my area it seems a safe bet. That said you gotta have the land to actually put these in and they aren't making any more of that.
 
2021-12-01 8:45:50 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.


I'm guessing the sensor isn't underwater anymore, and is picking up the air temp.
 
2021-12-01 8:58:24 AM  

Flowery Twats: "NorthWestern Energy is currently working to restore flow to the river."

I had a mental image of all the male employees of NothWestern Energy, lined up along the side of the river with a case of beer next to each one, "working to restore flow"


Well, depending on the type of beer it is, they could possibly skip a step here and pour it directly in without the filtering.
 
2021-12-01 9:04:44 AM  

Netrngr: Well technically it is since you dont burn anything to produce it.


So green simply means emission free? The total rape and destruction of the downstream ecosystem is irrelevant?

By your definition, nuclear is green as well.

Hydro dams destroy the environment far more than nuclear plants do.
 
2021-12-01 9:13:11 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Nick Nostril: jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?

At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

[Fark user image 616x432]

... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?

They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.


Here's the proper gage reading, i grabbed the last 30 days data.
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/yup, sure looks like something went wrong there
 
2021-12-01 9:17:10 AM  

Flowery Twats: "NorthWestern Energy is currently working to restore flow to the river."

I had a mental image of all the male employees of NothWestern Energy, lined up along the side of the river with a case of beer next to each one, "working to restore flow"


Username doesn't check out, as HR would like to remind you that this is an activity that all genders can participate in, or even micturate in.
 
2021-12-01 9:20:36 AM  
Is it possible Kevin Costner re-routed the river to flow on his land so that Big Business wouldn't take his property and turn it into a ski resort? We should at least consider this.
 
2021-12-01 9:23:02 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Nick Nostril: jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?

At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

[Fark user image 616x432]

... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?

They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.


Well....THERE's the problem! See where the water temp drops to 0 C?

Water has this interesting property that it turns to a solid and doesn't flow, when that happens.

Dam thing's frozen.
 
2021-12-01 9:31:59 AM  
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And we continue our march towards Idiocracy
 
2021-12-01 9:59:46 AM  
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2021-12-01 10:34:59 AM  

sorceror: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.

I'm guessing the sensor isn't underwater anymore, and is picking up the air temp.



Hmmm... I can't decide on:

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2021-12-01 10:38:24 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Nick Nostril: jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?

At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

[Fark user image 616x432]

... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?

They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.



There will be some correlation, less water will warm or cool faster than a larger amount of water for sure.

... and flow rate (CFS), if that gauge is so equipped, is a better indicator than depth gauges to tell just how bad of a situation this is...
 
2021-12-01 11:03:39 AM  

2KanZam: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Nick Nostril: jmr61: Ennis and the Madison River there is among the most beautiful places on this Earth. This is a travesty. Can they just not turn the dam back on?

At first I thought it must be drought or something; pretty common in the west. Then I saw...

[Fark user image 616x432]

... and thought the same as you.  WTF is the problem with the damn? Did Homer press the wrong button or something?

They grabbed the wrong graphic.  That's temperature not depth.  Now I would think they'd be similar to each other but it would be nice to see the depth gauge.


There will be some correlation, less water will warm or cool faster than a larger amount of water for sure.

... and flow rate (CFS), if that gauge is so equipped, is a better indicator than depth gauges to tell just how bad of a situation this is...


The CFS for the last 30 days
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The USGS web page for the gage in question
 
2021-12-01 11:14:07 AM  

stuhayes2010: Great article.  No details.  I mean, I know the energy company isn't talking, but is there a drought?  Have rain levels been normal?


I live near there and we've been in the exceptional drought category -- the highest -- for months.
High winds just picked up and range fires are breaking out all along the Rocky Mountain Front. It's December.
 
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