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  •  I don't disagree with your re-written claim (0+ / 0-)

    that it was a swing in the river level.  The claim I was disputing was the claim it was a massive swing in the weather.  Weather != river level.

    •  but there WAS a massive swing in the weather (1+ / 0-)
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      what made the river flood in 2011?


      In April 2011, two major storm systems deposited record levels of rainfall on the Mississippi River watershed. When that additional water combined with the springtime snowmelt, the river and many of its tributaries began to swell to record levels by the beginning of May
      It rained for days in places like KY.

      In 2012 - record drought!

      I don't understand why you are so insistent that it was not wide swings in the weather that drove the extreme swing in river flow.

      Your point may be true but it does not seem relevant to this case. So still I don't know why you brought it up.

      And it's not just a "swing" in river level - it's a record swing.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 02:03:03 PM PST

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