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This photo shows a portion of approximately 9.25 miles (15 kilometers) of water passing through and old conveyance system. This human made tunnel (pipeline) of wood, was constructed between 1911 and 1957 - partly a Hydroelectric Project and partly for crop irrigation, and flood control projects. It winds onwards for miles beyond this photo. As I walk along its edge I see water dripping, flowing and shooting straight up, dripping through warn holes in the wood. It is a 60 year old wood-made water conduit ... weakened by time and continuous use. At any point, with the right pressure or breakage, water could be massively released -- and a mass flood would ensue.

Quite a feet of engineering to construct and maintain along the Umpqua River.

David

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Additional Photos by David Reed Thomas (drt100) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 74 N: 436] (2053)
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