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  •  Yep. That is what quite possibly will be keeping (6+ / 0-)
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    me up at night. If we get a sudden temperature rise  that starts melting that snowpack quickly, things could get quite ugly. Have taken to monitoring NWS http://water.weather.gov/...

    You can't predict quakes and tsunamis. Floods you can see coming.

    Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

    by mrsgoo on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 10:36:43 PM PDT

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    •  i remember the water under the causeway (3+ / 0-)
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      coming nearly up to the level of the road surface, back in '86, and again in '93. should be interesting to see how it goes this winter. hope they've bee busy little beavers on all of those levees since 2005, given the low water levels and the instructive example of new orleans.

      •  Yes they have. Especially on Sherman Island. (0+ / 0-)

        I think that we are probably the safest island in the Delta right now. Major power lines, Major highway, Major gas wells, Major block to salt water intrusion. We're pretty sure the state of CA would not want whatsoever to see Sherman Island flood.

        Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

        by mrsgoo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 09:45:41 PM PDT

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    •  so is that rising fluctuation at rio vista bridge (2+ / 0-)
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      the tides + floodwaters? i didn't t know the tides pushed back that far inland.

      •  The San Franscisco Bay (2+ / 0-)
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        is actually a system of smaller bays and sloughs that extend farther inland than your average Californian realizes: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/.... I used to live really close to the slough in Suisun. It's always windy there, and has lots of great land where the dogs and I would explore every day. One of those great gems (if you like wind) few people know about.

        It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... - C Dickens.

        by grover on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 11:52:05 PM PDT

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        •  i guess i always thought of the bay ending (1+ / 0-)
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          at carquinez. i'll admit to a rather I-80-centric view of nor cal, the only time i've been across the delta was late one foggy night, and all i saw was fog. one of these days i really must get down there, i see the clouds and mist from your neck of the woods all the time, to the south of us.

          •  C'mon down. You can find me from my profile. Would (0+ / 0-)

            be happy to buy you a soda or adult refreshment. We're just simple hardworking folks out here. Wanting a fair shake like everybody else.

            Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

            by mrsgoo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 09:57:11 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, tides occur at Rio Vista. The tidal (1+ / 0-)
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        influence ends just past there IIRC. Once you get up into Isleton/Walnut Grove - is all downstream flow on the Sacramento. One of the big issues about the BDCP/ Peripherial Canal is what effect it will have on Rio Vista re: water quality/salinity? The Rio Vista sewage treatment plant is much like the Sacramento - (and many others) it depends on the solution to pollution is dilution. If 15K CFS is diverted? How much water is left to dilute the sewage eh?

        Wolverines and Badgers and Buckeyes - Oh My! Be Afraid Kochroaches. Be very afraid.

        by mrsgoo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 09:54:34 PM PDT

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        •  peripheral canal is bad news in a million ways (0+ / 0-)

          it will be interesting to see if it can be derailed again. they certainly shut yamada and wolk out of the discussions the moment they dissented from the plan.

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