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re: Why is river volume/flow (cubic ft/sec) the only trigger for Morganza and not days...... - ScottieP
Its flow,flow,flow, that triggers the opening. Not stage, not length of time, not some politician, not the general public getting worried. It's congressional law that when the flow reaches 1.5 million cfs at Red River Landing they open the Morganza. Wow its amazing that people can't understan...
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re: How long is the BC Spillway expected to be open - ScottieP
28 day forecast has river above 44 ft in BR on Jun 21. Bonnet Carre usually closes when it get to around 41ft. So maybe mid to late July. [link=(https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=ORN&product=ESP&format=txt&version=1&glossary=0)]LINK[/link]...
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re: What are the chances the morganza spillways is open - ScottieP
Morganza will not be opened for this rise. The river will crest at Red River Landing on Tuesday at 61.5ft. It is currently 61.2 ft. It will stay at 61.5ft for 3 day then begin falling. Now will another rise come down once snow melt starts that could cause the river to rise higher in May/June...
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re: Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening Next Week - ScottieP
[quote]They mention towards the end of the article that neither Davis Pond nor the Caernarvon diversions will be opened because salinity levels are already too low. I know the salinity level has a huge impact on oysters, but is that the driving for here? It seems a shame to miss out on the sediment ...
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re: You telling me these federal workers are out of money and can't eat ?? - ScottieP
[quote]I know this will come as news to you, but the shut down started just before Christmas. Lots of folks get a little over-extended buying stuff for Christmas. So the timing of the shutdown exacerbated the financial effect it had. [/quote] I'm sure this is the case for some but certainly not...
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re: Pex vs Copper - New Home Construction - ScottieP
[quote]The real answer OP is a great plumber will use something like 95% pex and 5% copper. As said above there are certainly places like stub outs for shut off valves behind toilets and sinks, mixers in your bath/ shower, etc. where your top plumbers will still use some copper. [/quote] My old m...
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re: How are our resident furloughed government workers doing? - ScottieP
[quote]Their pay has been taken from my paycheck for decades. [/quote] Their pay has been taken from their check too. Last I checked federal employees pay taxes too....
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re: How long in the shutdown before Government works get other jobs - ScottieP
[quote]Not all are free baw[/quote] Every single one of the ones currently sitting at home are. Along with most of the ones being forced to work without a check. Don't think those TSA agents calling in sick aren't working other jobs. Cause many are....
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re: How long in the shutdown before Government works get other jobs - ScottieP
[quote]Maybe if the shutdown went on for a 6 month and we hit 50% quit rate at 3 months we save one quarter of back pay [/quote] Let me ask you...You know you got backpay coming and you are still free to get a second job, you quitting the first one before you get your backpay? Bunch of private...
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re: How long in the shutdown before Government works get other jobs - ScottieP
[quote]Most are probably not mentally able to attain jobs in the private sector that they FEEL are good enough for them.[/quote] Funny half of my crew has already gotten temporary second jobs in the private sector to pay the bills even after being assured we will receive back pay. Getting 2 chec...
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re: Serious question about Federal Employees missing paychecks - ScottieP
[quote]The people who are really screwed are all of the contractors that won’t get back pay. [/quote] Yeah I really feel for those guys. Their money is lost. We don't have any contractors at our office, but I know many offices do....
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re: Serious question about Federal Employees missing paychecks - ScottieP
As a fed employee currently on furlough I can just say it sucks. Luckily I'm in a position where I can pay my bills for a few months with out a check, but I have a number of guys I work with that for various reasons can not. These are good hard working people and through no fault of their own are ...
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re: recommend me a veterinarian - ScottieP
[quote]I've used Folsom Animal Hospital for the last 10 years. Dr Jenna and Dr Aubre are both awesome. You can tell they love what they do. [/quote] This...
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re: President Trump has a major announcement tomorrow concerning the border crisis. - ScottieP
[quote] Rules that only say they have to issue a second notice.. there are no other rules, this is a shutdown furlough not an administrative furlough. they are really struggling to understand this [/quote] [quote]What difference, at this point, does it make?[/quote] Because boy wonder th...
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re: President Trump has a major announcement tomorrow concerning the border crisis. - ScottieP
[quote]Just in time for the 30 day administrative furlough rules to kick in.[/quote] Rules that only say they have to issue a second notice.. there are no other rules, this is a shutdown furlough not an administrative furlough. See an email I just received from Department of the Interior. ...
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re: Official furlough guidance from my fedgov agency - ScottieP
[quote]Engineers, architects, etc don’t make anywhere near what the private sector makes.[/quote] This!! ...
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re: Official furlough guidance from my fedgov agency - ScottieP
[quote]Pretty much every single federal government job pays better than private sector. [/quote] :lol: :lol: :lol: Our health insurance is cheaper and we get more paid vacation, but that's about all that's better than the private sector....
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re: This so called “government shutdown” should make one thing very clear. - ScottieP
[quote]Threads like this make me wish we would actually shut the whole thing down, without any of this essential/nonessential crap. The reason the inconvenience on the public has been so limited is almost half a million people are just showing up to work for free right now. [/quote] Exactly, I'm ...
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re: I Love The Government Shutdown. In Fact, I Want Annual Furloughs (No, They Don’t Get Paid) - ScottieP
Funny how no one cared that our office was closed and I was one of the ones furloughed until it rained 4 inches last week. All of a sudden my phones ringing non stop with people wondering why the river gage is down or if the forecast is right cause the river is rising and water is getting really cl...
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re: Miss River will continue to rise - ScottieP
[quote]Any word on them maybe opening the Spillway?[/quote] River has been high this fall and early winter but the 28 day forecast doesn't have it getting to flood stage in BR so talks of a spillway opening are way premature. Get a bunch of rain in the Ohio Valley in January and that may chang...
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