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    NH Flooding

    It's been a rough few days up here....and it's still raining.

    Thought I'd share a few links related to where I live, and where I work.

    Planner Groupie, Wes, and I are OK....but there are a lot of problems to deal with up here in New England. We just need the rain to stop.

    Hometown Pics & editorial:

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/p...TORY/305160005
    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/p...TORY/605160328

    Pics from a resue in Londonderry (taken by our former Fire Chief):

    http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...b-934ca370dc8a
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Glad to hear the NHPs are okay. I've been watching the flooding up that way with my own personal interest (fortunately it hasn't been anything in the Hanover area like you've had). Plus, my old stomping grounds of York Beach, Sanford and Springvale, ME have been having a rough go of it.

    Thanks for posting the links and remember kids: that rushing water is not the same thing as the local water park -- keep the heck out of it!
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
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    wow - glad you are doing okay -

    it just started raining here today with your storms from the south, so hopefully we won't get it as bad

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    I am amazed at the amount of rain you folks have received in the past few days. Glad you and the family are OK. Hang in there.....as of Tuesday evening it looks like that spinning front is moving away.

    Take care.

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    Interesting how nature works....

    http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/p...TORY/605230309

    The state has never dealt with a situation like the one in Epsom, where the Suncook River shifted hundreds of meters during last week's flood, skirting two dams, creating about a mile of new river through a sand pit and leaving a similar length of dry riverbed.
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    http://cmonitor.mycapture.com/mycapt...540&thispage=1
    http://cmonitor.mycapture.com/mycapt...541&thispage=1
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    That is a dramatic show of nature's power. Man is nothing.

    That's really neat-o.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by NHPlanner
    Interesting how nature works....
    Imagine if your property description said "to the center of the Suncook River". You could have just gained or lost a bunch of property.

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    Rivers have always wandered. Yes, that was surprising news to me too when I first learned it. I suspect it says something about American culture that we find this fact surprising.

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    Rivers have always wandered. Yes, that was surprising news to me too when I first learned it. I suspect it says something about American culture that we find this fact surprising.
    The shocking part is the rapidity of the course shift, which is not a very common occurance, AIU.
    Last edited by mendelman; 23 May 2006 at 3:03 PM.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    The shocling part is the rapidity of the course shift, which is no a very common occurance, AIU.
    My reaction too. I know rivers wander, but it usually takes more than 2 days for it to take place.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman
    The shocling part is the rapidity of the course shift, which is no a very common occurance, AIU.
    Really not trying to argue, but I have seen too many things explored scientifically that were once seen as "shocking" and initially thought to be "a myth" to feel very shocked by such things.

    PS what does AIU mean?

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    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    PS what does AIU mean?
    "as I understand"
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by savemattoon
    Imagine if your property description said "to the center of the Suncook River". You could have just gained or lost a bunch of property.
    When working over along the Missouri many years ago, I learned about other problems. The river had shifted West quite a long ways. Farmers who had owned the land for generations gained ground. The local Native American tribe asked the landowners to prove ownership of said ground. Of course they could not. The tribe claimed that they owned it and it cost each owner more money than the land was worth at the time to contest their claims.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
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