Saturday, February 11, 2017

KLEM FM

Overheard at Lem's:
Rabel said...
Yesterday:
"Butte Sheriff's Department officials said Friday afternoon that the massive crater in the main spillway of Oroville Dam likely won't force the use of an emergency spillway to divert water from the swelling reservoir."
Today:
"Water began pouring over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam early Saturday for the first time in its 48-year history."
Tomorrow?
"If it keeps on raining...you know the rest."
February 11, 2017 at 3:17 PM


Jimmy Page explains how they got that cavernous drum sound. It wasn't special effects.

12 comments:

chickelit said...

It all goes back to Clarksdale, MS.

edutcher said...

"If it keeps on raining...you know the rest."

Surf's up!

Sixty Grit said...

Indeed.

Did I mention I found a pencil from my ancestral woodworking shop, which relocated to the high water mark in Greenwood after the '27 flood? I did - the phone number is 242. That's it.

AprilApple said...

Pineapple express might be coming. Quick - build something useful, corrupt democrats of CA!

chickelit said...

There were many fewer phones back then. I reckon that license plates used to have far fewer digits.

edutcher said...

True dat. And letters, too.

Rabel said...

I'm famous!

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Last night we watched three episodes of Black Books. Took some getting used to but I got some laughs out of it and that's pretty much all I ask from a comedy. The two main guys looked oddly familiar but I couldn't place them. I'm guessing that book shops like that are pretty much a thing of the past.

AprilApple said...

OT: this is nuts

chickelit said...

Thanks, April. I made a new post from your link.

Leland said...

We get flooding fairly often in SE Texas. One thing you learn is to check NOAA's Hydrology website to look for areas of flooding. We have flood gauges everywhere. Apparently, California does not. Here's the closest downstream gauge to Lake Oroville Dam. At 6pm Sunday, it says no action is required with 3' to go before action required. This link to local tv covering the flooding suggests that evacuation is currently ongoing in the areas downstream of the dam.

Amartel said...

"Quick - build something useful, corrupt democrats of CA!"
Unfortunately, the corrupt democrats of CA are also useless. They can't even properly maintain the infrastructure built by their worthy predecessors. Don't even mention EXPANDING that infrastructure! (Unless it's the low speed gravy train.)