GeneandCassie 6 days, 5 hours ago on Letter - Windmills turning aren’t necessarily generating

Interestingly, the 'Cape Wind' site no longer works.....

It worked when the link was first posted here but has since been 'suspended'......

Here is more information on the project:

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GeneandCassie 1 week ago on Letter - Windmills turning aren’t necessarily generating

Here is truly a success story:

http://www.capewind.org/index.php

Following this concept, we could have Wine EcoTours among the wind farms...... it just don't get no better.....

That singing group summed it all up best, 'the answer my friend is blowing in the wind....'

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GeneandCassie 1 week ago on Letter - Windmills turning aren’t necessarily generating

Link regarding Wind Turbine Design:

Nothing immediately noted about 'temperature issues,' but I can understand the concern.

Onboard ships, we slowly rotated the turbines and shafts for perhaps 1-2 days, using an electric motor, after main propulsion plant shutdown, to prevent warping of the propulsion turbine blades.

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GeneandCassie 1 week, 4 days ago on Shoe's Cosmo Fishhawk sez Walla Walla’s a yawner

Interesting to see this cartoon featuring Birds after the recent local decisions concerning the Aviary.....

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GeneandCassie 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Walla Walla Council member posts his vision of a new Mill Creek through the city

Personally, I'd rather hang out at Pioneer Park on a hot summer day; under the large trees; listen to the Aviary birds.

It already has a pond; a creek; etc; to walk around and enjoy. Really a nice facility overall. We are fortunate to have it.

But we seemingly can't afford to maintain portions of this facility anymore; even with it already being constructed.......

The Park used to have a water attraction nearby too; something for people to swim in...... for some reason it isn't there anymore either.....

Hopefully the Downtown Creek Walk will turn our fortunes around and the money coffers will overflow.....

Build it and they will come as the saying goes......

Then comes the facility maintenance.....

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GeneandCassie 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Walla Walla Council member posts his vision of a new Mill Creek through the city

Yes, I've previously looked at the links provided. Thanks.

Given Walla Walla's hot summer temperatures and low humidity, I would expect water to be evaporated from the RiverWalk system; and thus the RiverWalk would likely need to have water added throughout the summer from some source to make up for this evaporation loss.

I'd also expect that water left in a closed uncirculated canal all summer might get somewhat interestingly colored by the end of the summer. Might be better to have replacement water continuously flowing into and out of the canal to deal with both of these issues.

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GeneandCassie 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Walla Walla Council member posts his vision of a new Mill Creek through the city

In a few months, say July or August 2014, take a downtown walk over all the downtown Mill Creek bridges; gaze at the small creek trickling below each bridge; and ponder where the water for supplying the WaterWalk project will come from during the hot and dry summer months here.

Its a valid question.

Perhaps we could pump and pipe the water from the Columbia. Definitely do-able; given the money to construct and operate.

But on the other hand, back to reality, a much smaller amount of money appears not presently available to keep an already existing Aviary going........

This also is a valid concern.

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GeneandCassie 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Letter - New science building is too much

Back in the early 1980's, I recall this 'cash cow' being led into the barn:

http://www.lotteryinsider.com/lottery/wash.htm

Its been about 32 years, but I vaguely remember it being touted as the end-all solution to all things funding related to education....

I kind of recall one of the early 'winners' even residing in Walla Walla.....

Tonight on the radio, one news item was about the 'current state wide funding crisis for Washington State education....'

This item also touches on the overall funding solution:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/mega-millions-do-lotteries-really-benefit-public-schools/2012/03/30/gIQAbTUNlS_blog.html

I gather the 'cash cow' has quit giving milk?????

Just curious......

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GeneandCassie 2 weeks, 5 days ago on Walla Walla Council member posts his vision of a new Mill Creek through the city

Its interesting to compare San Antonio and Walla Walla; especially with respect to climate:

In June, San Antonio averages over four inches of precipitation; and this also is it's wettest average month; over the summer (June-September) it gets 11 inches of precipitation on the average....

Over the summer, Walla Walla gets a little over three inches of precipitation on the average....

Getting adequate water supplies here during the summer for water attractions might be an interesting problem.....

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