Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oh Computers! and Hungry Horse Dam and Huckleberries

On a side road out of the park, we find one of the first electric producing dams  and we sample the local berry--Huckleberry's

Love Yehuda

Unexpected Opportunities for Kindness

Wherever you are, you are there for a reason. There are times when the reason is patently evident. Other times you will need to be patient to understand why.

Having a "kindness consciousness" will enable you to better understand seemingly puzzling occurrences. The less you want to be in a certain place, the more you should be on the lookout for opportunities to make a difference in someone's life.

Hungry Horse Dam

Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse Dam is located in Montana
Location of Hungry Horse Dam
Locale Flathead County, near Columbia Falls, Montana, USA
Coordinates 48°20′30″N 114°0′51″W / 48.34167°N 114.01417°W / 48.34167; -114.01417Coordinates: 48°20′30″N 114°0′51″W / 48.34167°N 114.01417°W / 48.34167; -114.01417
Construction began April 21, 1948[1]
Opening date July 18, 1953[2]
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete thick arch dam
Height 564 ft (172 m)[3]
Length 2,115 ft (645 m)[3]
Crest width 34 feet (10 m)[3]
Base width 320 feet (98 m)[3]
Volume 2,934,500 cu yd (2,243,600 m3)[3]
Impounds South Fork Flathead River
Type of spillway Gated Morning Glory[3]
Spillway capacity 50,000 cu ft/s (1,400 m3/s)[3]
Creates Hungry Horse Reservoir[3]
Capacity 3,467,179 acre feet (4.276702 km3)[3]
Catchment area 1,640 sq mi (4,200 km2)[3]
Power station
Type Yes
Hydraulic head 520 ft (160 m)[3]
Turbines 4 x 107 MW Francis turbines[4]
Installed capacity 428 MW[4]
Annual generation 906,720,100 KWh (2007)[4]

Hungry Horse Dam is an arch dam on the South Fork Flathead River in the Rocky Mountains of the U.S. state of Montana. It is located in Flathead National Forest, in Flathead County, about 15 miles (24 km) south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park, 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Columbia Falls, and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Kalispell. The Hungry Horse project, dam, and powerplant are operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.


 Finally a computer 
setting I understand.









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