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Old 07-17-2019, 04:16 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by brk-lnt View Post
Well technically that would depend on how deep you dig the channel.
Trench down far enough, and you'll lower the collective water level.
Don't have time to do all the math, but I think if you dug a channel 20' wide, by 1000' long and 900' deep, you'd have somewhere around the equivalent of 1 months outflow.

(of course, the dam is what really regulates the water level, so that excavation would have to happen relatively quickly, and then the lake would fill back up).

Maybe a very high powered turbine that sucks the water out of the back bay and pushes it into the rest of the lake?

Or, we could go the other direction on solving this problem and maybe build a trebuchet that launches the boats up and over the bridge?
I think we are missing the obvious answer here. Rebuild the bridge and road higher!

However, would pay much money to see the boat launching trebuchet. Maybe the money from that can pay for the trench and/or new bridge....
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