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Evacuation around Prado Dam (So. Cal)
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=2809895 ^ | January 14, 2005 | KESQ Television

Posted on 01/14/2005 5:46:01 AM PST by ErnBatavia

Looks like a precautionary evacuation in the Chino area of Southern California...daylight should tell us more.


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1 posted on 01/14/2005 5:46:01 AM PST by ErnBatavia
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To: ErnBatavia
Here's an old archival image as to what it looks like


2 posted on 01/14/2005 5:58:28 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Keith Olberman's image, the word a$$hole should come up!)
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To: MadelineZapeezda; ErnBatavia

And somehow that thing is, according to teh article doing this:

"Corona police Sergeant Jerry Rodriguez says a series of rainstorms caused water level to rise, to the point where the dam is releasing 10-thousand cubic feet of water per second."

Per second.

Ouch.


3 posted on 01/14/2005 6:00:25 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: bd476

Ping


4 posted on 01/14/2005 6:12:33 AM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Coulter, Malkin, Ingraham....the ultimate Menage a Quatro)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
I can just imagine the water level at the creek shown on that picture is at the level of the bridge.
5 posted on 01/14/2005 6:31:21 AM PST by RayChuang88
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To: Darksheare
the dam is releasing 10-thousand cubic feet of water per second.

4,000 cfs more than the previous record.

Source

Historic Maximum Release

Date 22 February 1980
Maximum Release 5,992 cfs 169.7 cms

6 posted on 01/14/2005 6:45:07 AM PST by Flyer
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To: Flyer

I hope the numbers are correct, since I grabbed them from the article.
Sounds like a heck of an amount of stress to put that thing under.


7 posted on 01/14/2005 6:48:15 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: Darksheare

Another page at the same source has real time data and confirms the current flow.


8 posted on 01/14/2005 7:03:44 AM PST by Flyer
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To: Flyer

Yikes.
So it really is 10K cubic feet per second.


9 posted on 01/14/2005 7:06:14 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: ErnBatavia
Bump...

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10 posted on 01/14/2005 7:08:42 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Darksheare

http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/zinger/proj_rpt.cgi?prdo


11 posted on 01/14/2005 7:12:11 AM PST by Flyer
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To: MadelineZapeezda

how could anyone miss that one?

it's on the 91 freeway.


12 posted on 01/14/2005 7:14:32 AM PST by ken21 (buenos mucus!)
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To: Flyer

Yikes
Close to 10k cubic feet per second.

Showing as 9944 and 9938.


13 posted on 01/14/2005 7:17:38 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: Darksheare

Does anyone have formulae to determine what the hydrostatic pressure would be relative to the rise in water level??


14 posted on 01/14/2005 7:32:32 AM PST by erikm88 (This tagline is false.)
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To: erikm88; Professional Engineer

I don't, but there are engineering types here that may.
And if they don't know it, they know who to grab it from.


15 posted on 01/14/2005 7:38:59 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

This has been going on for a few days. They evacuated the horses from the area on Wed/Thurs to LA County Fairgrounds.


16 posted on 01/14/2005 7:42:31 AM PST by xusafflyer (Keep paying those taxes California. Mexico thanks you.)
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To: erikm88
Does anyone have formulae to determine what the hydrostatic pressure would be relative to the rise in water level??

As measured at the base of the damn, pressure would rise ~1 psi for every 2 ft of level increase. I.e., level rises 10 ft, pressure rises ~5 psi.

17 posted on 01/14/2005 7:43:07 AM PST by IonImplantGuru (PhD, School of Hard Knocks)
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To: ErnBatavia
Please keep us posted. I have family in Anaheim Hills.

I wonder if Corona airport is flooded? It is just to the right of the right edge of the picture.

18 posted on 01/14/2005 8:05:32 AM PST by robomurph
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To: IonImplantGuru; erikm88; Darksheare

I'm late, I'm late, and all that good stuff.


19 posted on 01/14/2005 8:36:52 AM PST by Professional Engineer (I miss the old FreeRepublic. The one where we didn't give crap about the DUmmies' doings.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Sorry about that!


20 posted on 01/14/2005 8:46:11 AM PST by Darksheare (Tales from the Freeper Foxhole presents: Darksheare's Coffee vs Midnight Troll)
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To: ken21

the 91 and the 71 freeways.

The homes directly in that area are high on hills surrounding the dam. It must be the homes "down river" that are beieng evacuated.

Scary!


21 posted on 01/14/2005 9:30:19 AM PST by It's me
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To: ErnBatavia

Thanks for the Ping, Ern. Trying to get caught up and stay up to date. Your ping helps! :)


22 posted on 01/14/2005 11:16:57 PM PST by bd476 (God Bless those in harm's way and bring peace to those who have lost loved ones today.)
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