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Old school sixth water picture.

Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 5:13 pm

An old picture of the Strawberry Tunnel. I think its interesting.


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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by brianteats on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 5:39 pm

Here's a good one of how Diamond Fork got made-


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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by Guest on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:04 pm

So much water...I think 1906 was a little early for the chunnell thingy. It took them 6 years to get through the mountain opening sixth water in 1912. Probably wouldn't get so banged up on the riverboard at the flows in the picture but I would bet your chance of death increased dramatically.

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Post by johnnie a. on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:05 pm

holy shit!!! look at the level of the water!!! holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!!
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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by Guest on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:13 pm

Here is a photo of the high tech machinery.

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Post by brianteats on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:16 pm

Yeah, I think that one I threw up was for the diamond fork.
It'd be awesome to go back in time and thank those guys for facilitating our kayaking- LOL!

Doesn't look like more water, though. Same amount in the pool, same amount going over, there must have been another dam right there, or something.


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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by johnnie a. on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:17 pm

the hell it is! that's a picture of my high school graduating class, motherhucker!!!
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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by Guest on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:21 pm

The pipe was rated for and delivered around 600cfs in its heyday.

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Post by Guest on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:35 pm

brianteats wrote:
Doesn't look like more water, though. Same amount in the pool, same amount going over, there must have been another dam right there, or something.

Got to remember, that pic was day one. The channel we run was created by these flows.

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Post by afaust on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:37 pm

That is gnarly. I wish we could see what the drops looked like back then with 600 cfs.

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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by brianteats on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:42 pm

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Doesn't look like more water, though. Same amount in the pool, same amount going over, there must have been another dam right there, or something.

Got to remember, that pic was day one. The channel we run was created by these flows.

Good point, that's some pretty structurally weak geology through there; A completely different set of drops would have existed back then. I'd give my left nut for a time machine to see stuff like this way back when.
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Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:43 pm

Brain, that drill was used in the Diamond Fork project they finished in 2004.

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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by afaust on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:46 pm

Any ideas as to why it no longer flows at the same cfs it used to?

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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 6:54 pm

afaust wrote:Any ideas as to why it no longer flows at the same cfs it used to?

http://www.cuwcd.com/cupca/projects/dfs/index.htm
The high flows seemed to stop when they finished this project in 2004.

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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by afaust on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 7:08 pm

What is the highest flow sixth water has been boated at?

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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by johnnie a. on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 7:16 pm

the first d(from top of spillway to the current takeout) was june of 2002, so the flows shut off before 2004. i personally think that the highest flow it's ever been run(spillway to current takeout is 75 cfs). alan peacock and vince adams were starting at the mine-car and hucking from there at much, much higher flows...
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Post by Guest on Tue 26 Oct 2010, 7:20 pm

The highest i've heard is 90(I am not sure who told me this and might be wrong. I think it was either ed ho or ed clark). Nichols called it sheer death back in the days when Celestial Gorge still ran(450cfs was the norm). Allsen carries a longer, ehem...history of that run than I do as he was in the first group down it.

As to the drop in flow, other dams were built etc. I have also heard there is a significant water loss in the 3.8 miles of that tunnel. IE it started failing.


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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by RobA on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 12:53 pm

Holy erosion batman!
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Re: Old school sixth water picture.

Post by echymas on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 3:23 pm

that pic was taken in 1908? im with the prof, thats insane!

edit* 1913 i found the site here

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Post by Cap'n RedBeard on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 4:00 pm

http://waterhistory.org/html/utah.php

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Almost 100 Years

Post by echymas on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 4:52 pm

100 year Anniversary Huckfest in 2013! If the concrete holds. Wink


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Post by johnnie a. on Wed 27 Oct 2010, 4:54 pm

bitchin'!!!
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