The 80 million shorts can fill this message board with false information, but they can't make it rain in the Western US. Western US needs rain to make cheap power. It will soon have to look elsewhere for power because the outlook for the end of the drought is far beyond the horizon. One only has to go to www.weather.gov to see the real picture. Brown and red is all you see in the map of the western US. If the rivers are dry, you can't generate electric power. EOM
Hey Quick Draw, ever drop a penny into sand and see it bounce? Of course, if it does bounce, that would mean you are correct and there is no gravity. But the chance of you being correct about anything is nonexistent, so everyone can relax.
<<Let's all now discuss gravity. You know when you drop a penny it will bounce when it hits the ground. Does that mean there is no gravity.>>
I fail to see the gravity of that.
I reckon I could keep McGraw going all night on just about anything, but I'm more than sure in this he's right since he's probably one of the world's foremost hydrologists. I'd bet he could even explain that what he's trying to say is that the most important aspect of any river insofar as it's potential for producing power is that it flows DOWN, or in scientific parlance, toward a gravimetric gradient. And he'd probably be able to show you the differential equations necessary to derive at the potential energy of any river flowing with a certain gradient with a particular mass flow rate.
The maps do show the story. But, it's kind of old news, and I'm sure that McGraw has been too busy studying his math to take notice that this has been discussed rather heavily by just about everyone interested in investment in the IPP's. <smirk>
take it easy, McGraw. You really don't come well-armed enough to joust verbally with me. Like I said in an earlier post: if you can't get it right, don't post. Shut up. You'll look much brighter.
And remember what Benjamin Franklin said: "experience keeps a dear school, and a fool learns NO other."
My understanding is that most rivers wind their way in rather serpentine fashion, and rarely run in a straight line for ling.
Let's all now discuss gravity. You know when you drop a penny it will bounce when it hits the ground. Does that mean there is no gravity.
Hold Long Hold Strong.
Again you miss the point look at the map. Only the south is projected to get rain. That means the rest of the hydro plants are in trouble unless rivers flow from TX to WA. Are there any rivers that flow that north. You really are a moron that like to pick at a details. Your arguments make my point. Keep it up. Do the math.
Hold Long Hold Strong.