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Originally posted by rickymouse
Maybe a little earthquake opened up an alternative route for the water *snippity*
Originally posted by superman2012
Sounds like a break or a problem with their pumps.
This always makes me laugh though!
A rolling boil for 5 minutes is recommended.
Is it going to get hotter after it comes to a boil!? Boil it and then let it cool down and then drink it. Why boil it for 5 mins? Let 5 mins of evaporation happen?
Just saw on local news that Cairo, Illinois without water....river mysteriously dropped 3 feet in 48 hours.... Sounds kind of weird....they have no idea when town will have water again. I will update if I find more info Saw the story on wsiltv news 3....10 pm news.
Originally posted by Neopan100
So I guess it has been worked out...according to tonight's news...still weird though...I'm no expert...but for a river to suddenly drop 3ft..and all while its raining...what would cause it...and how much water was actually gone/displaced?...those rivers are pretty wide...def..not a creeks
Originally posted by happykat39
This is just speculation, but what if there was a large cavern just under the river bed that got breached finally by the flow of the water? If that cavern or cavern system were closed or with a very small outlet then the water level would have followed the same drop and rise curve as shown on the chart at the link in a previous post.
I don't know if they have meters that monitor flow as well as depth at different points along the river; but if they do then looking at the flow readings could lead to finding the approximate location of such a cavern. they would show an increase in flow rate upstream from the breach and a reduction in flow downstream from the breach that should match the depth change rate shown on the previously mentioned chart.