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Thread: Why Low-Head Dams are Dangerous!

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    Default Why Low-Head Dams are Dangerous!

    We've got 70,000 cfs moving down-river right now. I decided to run over to the Pedestrian Bridge / Zink Dam area and get some video. This is a good example of the "Washing Machine Effect" at the foot of a low-head dam. There is a good reason why these things are called "drowning machines".

    If you're near one in a boat, STAY AWAY! If you're near one on a smaller stream, stay safe! I would only go near one if I knew there was little or no water moving over it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFIuWGhVTTg

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    Does all that water come from Keystone?
    Thanks.

    Bob9

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    99% of is. There are several small creeks that feed into the river between the dam and where I captured the video, not to mention all the storm drains in Sand Springs and Tulsa.

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