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CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics #16410913 09/06/21
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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411170 09/07/21
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Lake Powell in Utah is down more than 140 feet. So is Lake Mead in Nevada. They're struggling to maintain flow to the generators that supply power to the entire SW US.


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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411192 09/07/21
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Kinda cool looking.

Wonder what that giant concrete block with the huge cabled attached is for in the third picture.


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Would be interesting to know all the cool stuff found at the bottom of the lake

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We had lakes that looked like that after our droughts in ‘09 and ‘11. It was pretty amazing to see how fast they filled up after some good rain.


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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: FatCity67] #16411287 09/07/21
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Originally Posted by FatCity67
Kinda cool looking.

Wonder what that giant concrete block with the huge cabled attached is for in the third picture.

My guess would be a mooring block. Probably several connected to each other with floating buoys along the cable to tie off boats when not in use. Just guessing tho



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Well we do not have to worry about the dam failing like just a couple years ago.
Now would be the time to do some maintenance on it.
With Newscum as Goobonor it will never happen.

They are telling everyone to conserve Power , Water and Gas all the time they are letting Illegals flood the State and soon they will be bringing in Refugees.
Even thou we do not have water and Power to support them.

Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411680 09/07/21
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Originally Posted by MtnBoomer

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Originally Posted by FatCity67
Kinda cool looking.

Wonder what that giant concrete block with the huge cabled attached is for in the third picture.

That's so cars and other vehicular traffic can get from one side of the lake to the other without getting wet.





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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411714 09/07/21
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If it doesn't rain much this winter, we're fugged.
I have a well that is adjacent to a major river so I'm good to go. But most are in deep if the drought keeps up.
People across the nation are gonna find out just how much food came from California

Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411734 09/07/21
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Looks like some Mad Max action going on down there.

All those house boats going to be piled up on one another like a bunch of hippos at the last waning water hole.

Bunch of old folks gonna be scratching their heads wondering how their puddle dried up....in the desert.


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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16411753 09/07/21
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Originally Posted by Jim in Idaho
Originally Posted by MtnBoomer

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Originally Posted by FatCity67
Kinda cool looking.

Wonder what that giant concrete block with the huge cabled attached is for in the third picture.

That's so cars and other vehicular traffic can get from one side of the lake to the other without getting wet.

Heh, funny.

For miles and miles beyond that green suspension bridge is a burned out forest from last years North Complex Fire. The current Dixie Fire is northeast of there burning many more miles of forest and mountain communities. But hey, they saved Lake Tahoe. (sarc)

Once got buzzed by two fighter jets while crossing that bridge. Came out of nowhere, scared the crap out of me.

Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: MtnBoomer] #16411799 09/07/21
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The Texas panhandle's main lake, Lake Meredith is only a little over 1/3 capacity. Water is getting to be a huge issue. We have plenty of water in this country if we would just move it around. Last time I suggested that on this site the idea was shouted down. Folks were worried about Zebra Mussels and German carp traveling over the divide with the water.


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Amazing how two years ago, the spillway at Oroville dang near was overtopped, and WAS partly blown out.


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When I was a kid (early to mid 1970s), this was a common scene across CA. Shasta, Oroville, Hetch Hetchy...there were droughts all the time and this is what the reservoirs looked like. Shasta was even worse in the mid 70s.

So when folks say it's unprecedent and it's clear evidence that global warming is going to destroy us, I have a hard time believing it. California's population has doubled since the early 70s yet the reservoirs still look about the same during drought years. Not a very good fact to confront the climate change alarmists with.


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Re: CA Drought Lake Oroville Pics [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16411845 09/07/21
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Originally Posted by Jim in Idaho
Originally Posted by MtnBoomer

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Originally Posted by FatCity67
Kinda cool looking.

Wonder what that giant concrete block with the huge cabled attached is for in the third picture.

That's so cars and other vehicular traffic can get from one side of the lake to the other without getting wet.





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I see what you did there. Agreed, most likely for getting to the other side. (Says guy looking at tiny pic on phone.)


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