Intelligent Reasoning

Promoting, advancing and defending Intelligent Design via data, logic and Intelligent Reasoning and exposing the alleged theory of evolution as the nonsense it is. I also educate evotards about ID and the alleged theory of evolution one tard at a time and sometimes in groups

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Interstate Water Distribution System- Phase 1

This is a follow-up to the Interstate Canal System:

Phase 1

Phase 1 would set up the country in zones, and to install controlled spillways along major rivers and their tributaries in those zones, starting with known flood zones.

These spillways would lead to (holding) reservoirs for future use including redistribution to/ from another zone (Phase 2).

Another thing to think about is if the ice sheets melt and ocean levels rise, we could mediate that rise by controlling how much water flows back via our river system by using these spillways to divert some of that flow.

Diversion rate = ice sheet melting rate


  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger blipey said…

    Hmmm. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that sea level increase by 2100 would be 9 to 88 cm. Let's take the low figure. How much water would that be?

    Let "W" = volume of water increase due to sea level rise

    Let "O" = surface area of Earth's oceans

    W = O x (9cm)

    W = (361,132,000 km^2) x (.00009 km)

    W = 32,503 km^3

    Let "L" = surface area of Contiguous United States

    How deep would that canal system need to be to mitigate (or mediate it by write a forceful letter UN-style) the rise in ocean level?

    Canal depth = W / L

    Canal depth = (32,503 km^3) / (9,250,000 km)

    Canal depth = 3.51 meters

    And that's if the entire United States were a canal, and if the minimum expected rise in ocean level were to occur. If the maximum rise were to occur, the canal system would need to be nearly 35 meters deep.

    While there are many other merits to your canal system, I don't think sea-level mitigation is one of them.

  • At 7:43 AM, Blogger Joe G said…

    1- The USA is just one country.

    2- Once the USA starts this my belief is that other countries will also join in.

    That is because other countries also have a huge stake in the ocean level rising.

    Ya see the US will just be taking the lead.

    For example I see the Sahara being a huge inland sea/ lake from which Africa will be able to feed its masses.

    IOW clowny once again you demonstrate an inability to think outside the box...

  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Joe G said…

    BTW how is that DNA translation coming?

  • At 10:30 AM, Blogger Joe G said…

    mediate- be an intervening agency

    So we could be an intervening agency to that rise by controlling how much water flows back...

    BTW clowny you should give credit to the person or people who did the math you posted.

    Not that I doubt the numbers, I doubt YOU did it.

  • At 3:04 PM, Blogger blipey said…

    Yep, calculators are rare here in the midwest.

    What past evidence gives you the impression that the US of A will be a leader in environmental issues? Our record is extremely poor as such things go. Other countries have taken the lead in: flood and sea level rise, wind power, nuclear energy, green architecture, solar, and automotive fuel efficiency, among a whole lot else.

    I'm not saying the idea is without merit. There are many beneficial things that could come about by efficiently using water in this country.

    I'm just saying that sea level rise will most likely not be taken care of (even if we're only talking about a very small percentage) by a canal and drainage system. The amount of water is just too enormous. Other drastic measures are going to have to be implemented, many of them still of a preventative nature, in order to stave off disaster for shore communities.

  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    Future phases of this project will have hydrogen fuel cells with the hydrogen being produced solely from water.

    This will be our main source of reuseable fuel.

    Other future phases has us using the extra water here to try a Genesis-type project on Mars, or other planets/ moons.

    To expedite the process we will build a pipeline to space with docking ports.

    And BTW it isn't that the US will "take the lead". It will be just that others may see the benefits because in the end there may be no way to prevent it.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Joe G said…

    You juggle, right?

    If you are juggling 6 balls, how many are actually in your hands while you are juggling?

    You will love this plan:

    Fountains around the World!

    Ya see we can't keep the water on land so we keep some portion of it in the air in the form of streams of water being shot out of fountains.

    These don't need to be fancy decorative fountains. Rather we could just use the chasing stream fountain. That is the water is spewed from hole to hole, just circulating around the countries, ready to be tapped at any moment.


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