As built - the cut toward top of hill appears to be the intakes seen below the main spillway ... they are at appx the 720 elevation I believe ...
I had no idea these existed but I found some information that indicates these valves were fixed and may have been operational as recently as 2014. They could have them open right now and we don't even know it. Although I would think that they would have at least mentioned it in passing at a press conference.Any idea what this "river valve" system could have released, flow-wise? http://www.abc10.com/news/local/riv...-fourth-way-to-release-excess-water/408086236
I stabilized the video a bit here:
(Again, this is from Feb 13, yesterday, so even if it is air it's likely not an indication of a problem)
Home Video shows construction work, from a long way off, but you can see the machinery and a lot of rocks.
Given all the erosion damage and the loss of the road below the emergency spillway, are they currently able to get trucks and heavy equipment the whole way across the area that needs immediate repairs? Or are they only able to drop bags of rocks via helicopter into some of the holes?
This is great stuff. Talk about boys with toys. I was wondering where all that dirt...er, soil... came from. Thanks.Building the dam ...
The video above shows gravel trucks, a dozer and a large tracked backhoe on the bench at base of the emergency spillway weir ... so to the area of damage at least the answer appears to be yes ... and I suspect once the damage toward parking lot end is filled - they probably could access that area as well
I'd like to hear thoughts.
He thinks that even with rain coming in they'll still be able to reduce the lake to 850 ft by Saturday. I don't understand the math there. Seems like he's making an assumption of continued inflow of 19,000?
I think it'd be smart to stockpile a bunch of heavy equipment and material on safe ground behind the parking lot where they could have access to make repairs if needed
Because of the temperature of the storm and snow level? I'd love to see their model.It does not seem too unreasonable. Rain levels are fairly low. Inflow will decrease more for about 48 hours.
Also just a smaller storm. Less moisture over less time.Because of the temperature of the storm and snow level? I'd love to see their model.
But in general, from what they are saying... seems like they are gaining confidence in their control of the situation.
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