Tar and Abby

Monday, March 10, 2014

mystery on the river

One of the dams, above us on the Columbia River, has developed a 65 foot crack. They've had to fiddle with the flow on some other dams to relieve the pressure and attempt to fix it. A whole bunch of area, that used to be underwater, is now shoreline. Those are freshwater mussels littering the area.
They also found.... a pile of human bones. At first inspection they seem to be very, very old. A friend for Kennewick Man perhaps? UPDATE: second set of bones found, seem to be as old as the first.

PS - The Engineer worked at this dam and says even if it completely goes it will be fine downstream.

3 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Well, at least they're "old" bones.
New bones and I might rethink living there!

the dogs' mother said...

Only volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis to worry about. And Bigfoot...

Jeanne said...

Dams are scary business. I've known people who have been affected by their collapse.
A "ken" (play on words)to Kennewick Man might prove interesting.

Yes, the Great Pacific NW is an interesting place to live.....