Cool Robot.

AskSubmitPortfolioShopArchive

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Last week officials opened the Glen Canyon Dam’s bypass tubes to release a simulated flood on the Colorado River, which runs through the Grand Canyon. This is the first of several planned “high-flows” intended to imitate the positive effects of natural floods on the area. Officials hope the increased water flow will help deposit sediment along the Grand Canyon’s walls at heights unreachable at the lower water levels. This sediment transport should help restore the natural sandbars and beaches that serve as breeding grounds for native fish.  The floods will also clear vegetation from the riverside camping spots utilized by tourists. (Photo credit: Reuters/Bob Strong; submitted by Bobby E.)

1,557 notes

  1. wherethefuckismywhiskey reblogged this from spacegunner
  2. spacegunner reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  3. laondyne reblogged this from cubcosmonaut
  4. rester-fraiche reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  5. pigmediacraft reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  6. writerman-js reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  7. zingus reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  8. downtomybones reblogged this from rasputin
  9. dead--and--alive reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  10. athingy reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  11. thepiffest reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  12. lifeissuchabliss reblogged this from discoverynews
  13. vennstiel reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  14. eamusadcaelum reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics and added:
    ~yay~
  15. scoticus reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  16. endless-dissent reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  17. lamaisonarchiblad reblogged this from bottleneckdreams
  18. hfulthorpe reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  19. huether reblogged this from siennaneurysm
  20. siennaneurysm reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  21. 517567a reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  22. take-it-easy-buddy reblogged this from discoverynews
  23. volanas reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  24. west-ryder-silver-bullet reblogged this from discoverynews
  25. companioncube76 reblogged this from discoverynews and added:
    All these years trying to tame Mother Nature and prevent floods and we begin to learn their value and the silliness of...
  26. takethegodlymedicine reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  27. someone-had-their-sassy-flakes reblogged this from bodyt4gs
  28. personsuit reblogged this from polnareffe
  29. s3a-wolf reblogged this from assvssin
  30. le-ciel-etoile reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  31. xumediolimon reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  32. unionproposal reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics and added:
    Related articles Grand...brings back beaches (mnn.com) More canyon floods
  33. scaryscara reblogged this from bodyt4gs
  34. igobymanynames reblogged this from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
  35. brittany--x3 reblogged this from bodyt4gs
  36. diffidently reblogged this from bodyt4gs
  37. itsruben reblogged this from bodyt4gs