Hungry Horse Dam is an arch dam on the South Fork Flathead River in the Rocky Mountains of Montana in Flathead National Forest. Construction of Hungry Horse Dam was authorized by the Act of June 5 and completed on July 16, 1953. Hydroelectric power generation is the primary purpose of the dam today in addition to flood control.
Hurricane Matthew traveled more then 3000 miles creating massive damage through the Caribbean before hitting the Eastern shore of the United States. Authorities estimate that the cost of flooding from Hurricane Matthew will exceed $1.5 billion in North Carolina alone.
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Alexander McCall Smith in Sunshine on Scotland Street wrote, "The
human body, we are occasionally reminded, consists largely of water.
Many find that fact strangely reassuring; water, as Auden observed, is
nowhere disliked; our company, he insisted, coarsens roses and dogs, but
evokes from water only an innocent outcry when we force it through
turbines or fountains. Others may find the idea of being mostly water a
vaguely depressing thought; they would prefer to be made of firmer
stuff, of substances with a more solid ring to them: iron, potassium,
calcium; water for them is too... well, too liquid. At the heart of
their unease, though, may be a simple rejection of this reductionist
view: to reduce the human body to its constituents is a painful reminder
that we are nothing much really, in spite of our pretensions; that all
of our grand notions of self-importance will never overcome the simple
biological limitations of our existence -- a sobering thought, and an
important one. To be cut down to size is good for all of us, but
particularly so for those who forget how transient are our cultures and
institutions, how pointless and cruel our divisions, how vain our claims
to special status for our practices and beliefs above those of others."
"Some years ago, I had the chance to hike the Grand Canyon to the Havasupi Falls. I was just about the most amazing water I've ever seen. The falls cascaded into an aqua pool of icy loveliness. Of course I went swimming."
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The heron exist on all continents except Antarctica and are present in most marine habitats except the coldest extremes of the Arctic. There are 64 types of herons. Although they are "waterbirds" that feed on the margins of lakes, rivers, swamps, ponds and seas, some do live in extremely high mountains and driest deserts. Interestingly, they are mostly a non swimming bird.