Saturday, August 24, 2013

North Pool's Pumping Setup: Closer View

Using a 6.5 square meter sail and light air racing sailboard, I made my way to the North Pool's pump area and shot a few pictures. 

One of the pump's intakes already had a bathtub-like swirlie on the surface.  I expect this setup to last two weeks or less if pumps are running full time.  It'll be interesting to see how far they have to run pipe to keep emptying the North Pool. 

This configuration is at risk for being flooded in a significant runoff event.  Last fall's 7,000 acre foot rise would inundate the pumps and their diesel tanks.  I'd like to think the city has a plan to move them should rivers and streams start flowing heavily.  That I'm praying for. 

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