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#1 Douglas729

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

The best clearest nights since last winter occurred when the Mississippi crested at 34.78 ft.

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#2 amicus sidera

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:01 PM

The surrounding water should provide excellent thermal stability; seeing might prove exceptional.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

An Observatory with its own private boat-launch ramp!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

Yikes!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

Ha! I remember watching your build thread and was wondering why you were bothering to spend a fortune on the long elevated walkway. Now I understand completely. Way to go! What an awesome observatory :)

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

Stability is something I've never associated with water.
Optically speaking 'aqua firma'? lol

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Wow! Glad everything is high and dry.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

Trapped, with nothing else to do...........

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:43 AM

I was living in Missouri during the great 1993 flood, this brings back memories of entire towns washed away. I can see why you elevated your observatory. How often does your land flood like this?

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

Almost every year!

I'm OK but the town is going broke with the expenses associated with saving the town and it's historic business district every year..now the Army Corp of engineers wants to build higher levees in upstate Illinois to protect cornfields ???

Every time you build a levee upstream we get higher floods.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Sounds like the town shouldn't be there any more :/. On the plus side, I was reading about a satellite NASA just launched that allows them to give very accurate predictions of flooding before it occurs. Maybe a few extra days of sand bagging will make the difference?

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Almost every year!

I'm OK but the town is going broke with the expenses associated with saving the town and it's historic business district every year..now the Army Corp of engineers wants to build higher levees in upstate Illinois to protect cornfields ???

Every time you build a levee upstream we get higher floods.


After all, all that's water's gotta go somewhere, as my late father always used to say.






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