Who opened the outflow?

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by John G, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. FactorFiction

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    The level was really high on the beach. You may be right about kids. Who knows? There was enough moonlight that you would think the cameras would have caught something, but no guarantees.
     
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    To clarify: this was at Eastern Lake, and some adults nearby told me they had seen the kids dig it open around 10-11 that morning. We had been walking through knee-deep Eastern Lake water on the beach end all week, which seemed low to me compared to recent visits.
     
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    Gotcha.
     
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  5. Lake View Too

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    I really wish I knew what you guys are talking about. Eastern Lake Inlet is breaking out regularly, much better than it has been in 7 or 8 years, and that is a good thing. Has anybody noticed the backflow of salt water into the lake? Also, a good thing. Not so much scrutiny and micromanagement. OK?
     
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    That was my point - it was breaking out regularly at the southeast end of the isthmus, apparently with high tide most days, June 11-18, but on the morning of June 19, some kids dug it out on their own, due south, and the isthmus crumbled from east and west and the outflow started gushing out into the Gulf.
     
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    I've never seen so much gulf water flowing in to the lakes over an extended period. I'm afraid it may indicate something less than ideal. Like beach sand levels too low.
     
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    Subtle sea level rise due to climate change?
     
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    Where's Al Gore and the Dems when you need them #skyisfalling #globalwarming90'stoday
     
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    Nope. Just different tides and weather pattern. The salinity of dune lakes changes all the time.
     
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    I've never seen so much gulf water flowing in to the lakes over an extended period. I'm afraid it may indicate something less than ideal. Like beach sand levels too low.
     
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    If we pile all the vendor chairs in one place, then cover them with
    about two feet of sand, would that be high enough? :blink:
     
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    The inflows recently are the first I've seen in a long time. If there wasn't enough sand physics would send water out not in.
     
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    I remember in the early 80's Philips Inlet looked like white water rapids when it would open up. We had a blast playing in the outflow. Expect mother nature to show you some cool s**t from time to time and enjoy it.
     
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    Please expand the physical lesson.
     
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    I have seen it 2 times myself this summer. I saw a kid about 16 or 17 years old dig a trench right before Memorial Day and the lake started pouring into the Gulf. Then two weeks ago I saw a little kids digging a trench from Deer Lake out to the Gulf and again Lake water pouring into the ocean. And I'll be damned if yesterday I didn't see almost in exactly the same spot two or three little kids taking another trench in Deer Lake out to the ocean.
     
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    At the risk of getting flamed...

    If so many people are seeing the trenches being dug, then, why don't you go behind the kids and fill them in?

    ...of course at the expense of their parents complaining about ruining their kid's vacations and how they can do whatever they want...
     
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    Why not completely surround the outfalls with vendors chairs so the kids cannot get to them. :blink:
     
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