Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Dam

 Every so often they release water from the dam.  Usually water spills out at 400cubic squares per second.  When this happens, the park looks like this.

Last night the needed to release the water from the dam to bring down water levels from the upstate. So  they released 16,000 cubic square per second. And then this happens.
Its the same shot.  You can just barely see the top of that bench at the end of the walk. Sorry the water is so cold and the air is so hot , it makes it misty looking.

So from this, where you can barely see the water at the bottom there.

To this

I walked the dogs this morning and the river was back down to normal.

Because of all the flooding this greens stuff is now on everything.

I got some great shots of Miley running but its was so misty they dont look clear or bright.


Sara said...

Wow, that's a lot of water. Looks swampy!

Kathy said...

that is so neat! It is amazing it all goes back to normal so quickly!

Reilly / Bree said...

gorgeous photos and I love the one of the big tree with all the goop over it !

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

My first thought when I saw your blog post was about a dog's pedigree, with a sire and a "dam". Funny how it changes your word association.

I love the pictures. The one with the streams of sunlight is my favorite.

About your last post, I still think you guys are amazing and incredible. Please don't give up completely.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Very cool shots of the difference in the water levels! Hard to believe it does go back to normal so quickly!

Shane Kent Louis said...

wow!! I was amazed by your photos its was very relaxing and its very cool. I wanna go there woof..woof..:) thanks for sharing!

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Priscilla said...

Ooh..lots of water!
Not sure you have drains in America but we have lots here to prevent flooding because we have monsoon seasons.

Dawn said...

Seems sort of scary that the water can come up that fast. They give people warning, right? Loved the photos, especially this last one!