The Power of Water II

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by agrostis, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    Raw Power! Just think of the Grand Canyon.
  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    One of the coolest thing's i have ever seen is a picture of the diversion tunnel's at the Grand Canyon opened up, i think that's only happened two or three time's.
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Water, wind and electricity share some similar characteristics and can be equally Benificial or destructive.
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  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    we had a 1" line pop off a meter once in a neighborhood (not the house I was working at but near) it was blowing a ~100psi for 1 hour till the utility guys got there to turn it off at the main. Cut one heck of a trench.
  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is how they used to mine gold.




  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, strip mining. seen what it does to a landscape even thatlong ago
  8. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    even after all this time, every now then driving up around Sutters Creek, Angles Camp ext....(just a little north of where I live and where the gold rush started) you can still see the evidence of damage those monitors did all in the name of mining.

    Should see not to far from my shop, City of Daly City, was a broken sewer line and a heavy rain storm combo, but a whole city block fell to the Pacific ocean. To this day, they still worry that they didn't stabilize the hillside. The work that they did though was featured in that soil magizine that comes with the irrigation mag. Forgot both names.

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