Monday, January 23, 2012

Elwha Love

The Dam Cams have been behaving a little funny, yesterday for a while the 'current' view was no more recent than January 10. But they are working this morning, and keep your eye on Glines Canyon Dam. According to the Peninsula Daily News, Barnard Construction is going to blast on the east side of the dam face, it should be really obvious when it changes shape, even if the cam updates bracket the actual explosion. Evidently the guys in the cage dangling from the sky hook (see previous post) were setting the charges...

There's a nice article about measuring sediment in the lower river.

PDN also says I missed a high-tide-and-heavy-surf event at La Push yesterday (see 3rd image in article). This is especially ridiculous since I spent most of the day on the couch reading Chris Dixon's Ghost Wave: the Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth, and watching big surf videos from around the globe on YouTube, over and over. Watch the trailer, it's cool. But I shoulda gone out to Rialto Beach in the rainshowers, well maybe not, maybe even the road would have been closed; but maybe I should go today, high tide at midday...

Water level at La Push yesterday was 2 feet higher than predicted... (Click for larger image.)

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