The river we live near doesn't always have water in it because of the
dams that are up river from use don't release the water very often.
About 20 years ago the Army Corps of Engineers made the mistake of not
releasing water soon enough after 3 days of spring torrential rains and
one dam had reached critical levels and was in danger of a breach. So,
they gave the cities and towns down stream about 6 hours notice that
they had to release enormous amounts of water from the dam, and to GET
OUT because the river and tributaries were going to flood.
One small town north of us got flood waters up to their roofs, and by
the time the waters came through my town it only flooded the streets
where I lived up to the top of the bottom step of the house we were
renting. When the waters receded cities that were affected started flood
management control plans over a period of years. It has helped avert
many floods, but the BIG ONE that would happen if an upstream dam were
to fail is nearly impossible to plan flood controls for - you just get a
flood siren and you get in your car and drive to higher ground!
On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:13:49 GMT, email@example.com
There is the sidewalk, and the pavement. Cars drive on the pavement.
So do bicycles. People walk on the sidewalk. At least that's how it is
supposed to be. Some cyclists ride on the sidewalk too. In some areas
we have "bike lakes" on the pavement. Someplaces we have "urban
trailways" where people can walk or bike or roller-blade - - -.
On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:33:01 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That is pretty much how it works here (or, as you say, is supposed to
work). I was really just playing up for this group in the UK. We do
get most 'Americanisms' here quite quickly, especially with all your
tv progs. and movies (and I fully intend to visit soon, I hope you'll
let me in :). "Urban trailways" was a new on me, mind.
Thanks, for your explanation.
I believe the word you are looking for, and clearly couldn't find, is
Thanks for admitting what an idiot you truly are. The fact is, you
don't know these people and in your ignorance of things you don't know,
you have elected to believe what you see on television.
Do you think everyone who lives near Dallas lives on a large ranch?
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