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Old 08-18-2009   #11
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Maybe I wasn't clear: Upstream of Strontia Springs reservoir, not upstream of the confluence.
No you were right, upstream of confluence it would have flooded foxton and deckers runs.

Called the Two Forks reservoir i believe.

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Old 08-18-2009   #12
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Actually, here in the east a lot of the whitewater opportunities we have are the result of dam releases. In one case there was actually some opposition from the whitewater community when FERC ordered one hydro dam to release at "run of river". This prevented them from doing a pond and release flow schedule, which killed a lot of the whitewater on that river. Since we're dependent on rain rather than snowmelt, dams can be an asset in some cases in this area.

There are a lot of "flood control" projects in the middle of nowhere, with absolutely no water behind them, that leave you scratching your head. Keeping the Corps busy I guess as has been pointed out.

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Old 08-19-2009   #13
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Two forks was going to be HUGE. I forget how big, but it would have been below the confluence and flooded both forks for many miles.

One of the compromises to offset not building 2 forks is the coming expansion of Gross DAm.


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