Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Oroville and Shasta Dams at stress point as early spring arrives bringing temperatures into the high 70’s to northern Cal causing massive snow melt

This aerial view looks east toward Oroville Dam and Lake Oroville, showing the damaged spillway with its outflow of 100,000 cubic feet per second at the Butte County, California, site. Photo taken February 15, 2017. (Dale Kolke/California Department of Water Resources)

  • Early spring to bring another flood crisis for Northern California
Northern California is to face yet another flood crisis for Oroville and Shasta Dams as an early spring arrives bringing temperatures into the high 70’s bringing an early snow melt for the area…
The Sacramento area will bask in temperatures in the low 90’s for the next five days according to Accuweather.
NOAA claimed this week, recent storms in California have provided widespread drought relief, but also caused deadly and destructive flooding and mudslides.
Last week residents were evacuated from their homes as water poured over the damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam.
Many rivers and creeks in the Central Valley and around Northern California are at or above flood stage.
This spring, and possibly before the end of winter, we should see some warming up, which could cause snow to melt faster and flood some areas.
Snow in the high Sierras tends to produce a gradual runoff that should keep rivers and reservoirs at healthy levels through the dry season, though the sheer volume of expected runoff could cause flooding.

10 photos show extensive damage at Oroville spillway

Sent in by Chessie Crow Gartmayer
Oroville Dam--there is another 'dam' underground, but it is powered by electricity & the power was cut when poles were removed because of the spillway damage. The turbines in this underground 'dam' are now clogged with debris. The reason Oroville has not failed is the 9 dams in the watershed above Oroville Dam have held back waters. They are at or are at near capacity with flooding occurring in surrounding towns/roads. Warm weather & more storms on the way?
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