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TerryH
12-07-2013, 02:50 AM
"EDMONTON – A long stretch of wet weather combined with high and fast flowing rivers and creeks has forced the city to close a number of Edmonton’s trails.

“Right now, we’re responding to the high water levels in the river,” explains Don Lewycky, Director of Engineering Services with the City. “As they slowly drop, it tends to cause failure mechanism, it’s called ‘rapid draw down failure.’ The water can’t get out of the banks fast enough so it becomes super heavy and the water isn’t supporting it because the river level has dropped. And so we get these little slumps along the edge of the river.”"

http://globalnews.ca/news/711958/wet-weather-and-erosion-close-some-edmonton-trails/

Sonic Death Monkey
12-07-2013, 07:06 AM
Really bored last night, eh Terry?

TerryH
12-07-2013, 05:04 PM
I try to do these searches, though not as often, as some events are either over or close to over by the time I do the Google news search (the street performers festival, for example).