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10.22.2008

Speaking Of Nobel Prize For Physics

From the Update: Am I missing something here? Water is going from Lake Bridgeport to Lake Texhoma [sic]? Isn't that what they call "uphill". Edit: That "before" word is a bit tricky, but I guess that makes sense. Perhaps better: "Star-Telegram reports today that the 60-mile pipeline would pick up water from the Beaver Creek drainage basin and transport it to Lake Bridgeport thereby diverting the water from Lake Texoma."

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The elevations are what would matter.

Look at the elevations for BP and Texhoma.

And you could go deeper with the pipeline the closer you got to Texhoma to create enough fall to make it happen but, I'd still have to ask, why?

Anonymous said...

Yes Barry, you're missing something. What they're saying is that the water that would normally got to Texoma will be "diverted" by pipeline - BEFORE the water can get to Texoma - and sent instead to Lake Bridgeport.

As to what else you may be missing, I have no comment.

Anonymous said...

I think you misunderstand the article. It is saying that water in Oklahoma that would otherwise go into Texoma will now be diverted to this new pipeline and go (downhill) to Lake Bridgport.

M-M said...

Yes, you are missing something there. It says the proposed pipeline would run from the Beaver Creek drainage basin, by Lawton, to Lake Bridgeport. Read it again.

Anonymous said...

Just because North is up on the map doesn't mean it's physically uphill. However, don't they mean some other lake than Lake Texhoma? Running a pipeline from Oklahoma to Lake Bridgeport and back northeast all the way to Lake Texhoma doesn't make much sense. Do they mean some lake south and east of Lake B'port which feeds the metroplex?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it now (one of the previous, confused posts above).

Anonymous said...

May the next person that misspells Lake Texoma be stricken to an early grave.

Anonymous said...

There are these new inventions, called "pumps", that can make water flow uphill thru pipelines. I'm amazed (slightly) that folks seemed to expect this to be based on gravity flow.

As to "why" from above, that poster obviously hasn't seen Lake B'port 35 feet below conservation level.

Double Fake General Electric

Anonymous said...

Diesel prices in Decatur at Allsups (3.29) are actually cheaper than anywhere between Decatur and Bryan/College Station. Next closest was a QT on the South Freeway (I-35W)in Fort Worth at 3.39 on Sunday, but QT gas was considerably cheaper at 2.23compared to 2.41 in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Will the Oklahoma water be full strength or 3-2 water?

Anonymous said...

Anyone else think that the video footage of the wreck on 51 linked to the update was unnecessary?

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

11:20am...

you sir, are to be commended! Great one!

*slow clap*

Anonymous said...

It will be 3.2 however...it will hold bigger flatheads.

Buckwheat said...

NEWS BREAK Texas Parks and Wildlife has announced that once the Oklahoma water flows in to Lake Bridgepoot, noodling will be legal

Anonymous said...

Lake Bridgeport has a much higher elevation above sea level than Lake Texoma. So it would be downhill actually, assuming a straight and level shot.

Anonymous said...

It is not a misread of the article to assume the water would go to LB and the LT. That is exactly what the article indicates. There is nothing ambiguous about the word "before"...it implies here then there. Not here or there.

Anonymous said...

I don't blame Oklahoma for not wanting to sell Texas water. We can't manage nor conserve the water we have.

Anonymous said...

I was gonna move to Oklahomea cause the cops aren't so Nazi-like there. But if they sell all their water to Texas now I'm worried about being thirsty.