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Old 08-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hundreds evacuated from Grand Canyon as dam breaks

How does one dam break and the whole park isn't at risk? Never been there, so, curious.



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Old 08-18-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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Ok, guess noone else can tell me either, oh well.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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Sorry, didn't see this last night.

The Grand Canyon is *HUUUUUUUGE*. I mean really HUGE. It's 277 miles long by about 18 miles wide, so I can see that large parts of it weren't affected by this flood. More info is here: General Information

Here's a photo I took when I was there in 2005; it shows some perspective:
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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Thank you! So, there are different valleys in there. all different depths. Now I can understand a flood in a small area and then nothing just next to it. cool pic btw!!
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