Clarification: Re: Flood conditions and TVA data


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Posted by Kerry Grissett on May 11, 2003 at 18:18:11:

In Reply to: Flood conditions and TVA data posted by Kerry Grissett on May 11, 2003 at 16:04:11:

In my original message I stated:

"First, let us say that the river is at rest, no spillways open and nothing going through the generators at the dams. In this scenario,
water finds its own level. That is to say that the actual surface water level at any given point along any of the lakes on the Tennessee
river will be roughly equal as far as "mean sea level" goes."

In the above quote I should have said that the surface water level would be essentially equal to the level at the nearest downstream dam under those conditions. Also, water always finds its own level! That is to say that water flows downhill, via gravity, until it reaches a state of equilibrium of pressures and therefore, water levels unless there is some other force acting on the waters.

Sorry if I made things less clear to anyone by omitting that fact.

Good luck and good fishin'

Kerry


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