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was it 7826 or 7912 people who voted? why is there almost 100 vote difference in these two numbers?
why did steamboat hold the election last tuesday? today is actually election day.
are the dates correct in this article? if so then he was in the stairwell for two weeks. just find that hard to believe for multiple reasons.
what are you talking about? they are increasing the allowable nighttime noise level, not decreasing it. this leaves bars with live music a little more leeway, not less. what does a business surpassing the level during the daytime have to do with anything either? there's no rule about daytime noise levels.
it's not internet access that they are talking about. it's the SPEED of the internet access that is the issue.
sandbags are for building levies, not dams. whoever had the bright idea to waste all this time, energy and sandbags is an idiot. i watched these guys building this "dam" off and on all day long, and all they did was slightly raise the water level in the pool above. The same amount of water is still running through the parking lot since that is the only place it can go.
4gen, i don't really know when any of the work on fish habitat was done in the river. i lived downtown for a long time and didn't really notice what was going on all the way up on the south end of town back then. i think all work that was done in the river bed was pre bald eagle lake though, but i'm not sure of that either.
i just watched the video of the high water that cedar beauregard shot with his remote control plane. if you look right in the middle of the screen from 2:00 to 2:10 you can see water spilling out of bald eagle lake on its eastern end right behind the gas station. in the pictures that ed macarthur posted from before the lake was built, there is no visible water running across the ground that far east. therefore i'm convinced that the lake is serving as a conduit that is moving water farther east that it was ever able to get to before the lake was built. thanks ed for posting the pictures, you've provided the evidence that the lake did change where the water runs. i understand that the army corps of engineers gave the permits to build the lake, but i still don't think it was a good idea. they've made plenty of other mistakes before they and ed made this one.
sledneck, no need to apologize, i was just trying to clarify what i was looking at and what i was talking about. check out the links to the gauges again today. the yampa has held a constant 3300 cfs for days on end now, while the elk has fluctuated up and down daily with that nice sine wave form. again, i believe it's the dams on the river that makes this happen, otherwise if it were truly free flowing, we would see a similar graph on the yampa.
sledneck, look at the graph. that's what i'm doing. i'm not just looking at an instantaneous reading. here's the elk.
it's a nice smooth sine wave. it's very predictable. you can see that it peaks (not spikes) every single night at roughly the same time. i don't see a single "spike" of 500 cfs in a matter of minutes like the yampa experienced two days ago. i actually looked back through several weeks and i don't see where anything like this has happened on the elk all season long.
when i say "spike", i'm talking about a horizontal line on the graph that instantaneously jumps vertically to another horizontal line on the graph. daily heating and cooling produces a more predictable curve with peaks and valleys, this is definitely not what we're seeing on the yampa. dam controlled rivers have these "stairstep" spikes upward and downward. very unpredictable unless you know exactly what the guys at the dam are doing.
foot gauges are definitely misleading. 6 feet of water in a narrow section of a river might only mean six inches of water in a big wide open area of the same river. it's best to use cfs, because it gives a better representation of how much water is flowing in the river. i was just using the foot gauge because that's what the usgs was using to list the historical peaks on the yampa
4genlocal, i don't think the "development" of the river bed has altered the elevation enough to make a difference all the way up at the south end of town. there's a lot of elevation drop through town and there's nothing that is completely impeding the water flow. the building of a structure in the river will slightly raise the water level around that structure, but overall won't affect things very far up or downstream.
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