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Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: May 28, 2021 04:12PM
This is pretty cool:

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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: neophyte
Date: May 28, 2021 04:18PM
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: davester
Date: May 28, 2021 04:46PM
That was great!



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 28, 2021 05:32PM
Very interesting



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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 28, 2021 05:51PM
If you drop your raindrop in a location near the ocean or a large body of water, it's not very interesting...

But if you drop your raindrop far from the ocean or a large body of water, it's very interesting.

A drop on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park yields a 397 Km fly-through to Mallard Reservoir at the San Joaquin River.

A drop at Williams, Arizona yields a 1,051 Km fly-through into the Grand Canyon and all the way to Mexico.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/28/2021 05:51PM by DeusxMac.
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 28, 2021 07:00PM
Pro tip: know your Continental Divide.

Dropped in Farson WY and ended 2367km later in the Colorado river delta. To describe the Green River as winding is a rather egregious understatement.
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 28, 2021 07:13PM
The headwaters of the Green River are amazing! Great hiking, fishing and wildlife.



There’s a little turnout near Bondurant, WY, called the Rim, where you can walk out on a little ridge that divides the Green River/Colorado drainage from the Snake River/Colombia drainage. I try to stop there whenever I drive by.
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: August West
Date: May 28, 2021 11:16PM
Did Brady, Montana to the Gulf of Mexico, 5300 some odd km.



Apologies to the anonymous forum member affected by my previous sig pic. It was my personal pic of a country expressing great grief as their leader, one of the most recognized people in the world, lay on his deathbed 8 years ago, days before he died. Like a naif, I did not realize it was offensively political, I considered it an expression of deep emotion and a reminder of the mortal coil's nature; that we all, great and small, can only hope to make a difference in our short time here, no matter the personal cost.

I'll post another pic from my work in South Africa that is, hopefully, apolitical.

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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 29, 2021 04:57AM
Newport, TN -Thanks to the smokies, it gets a long scenic tour across the state, into and back out of Alabama, north to Kentucky into the Ohio River, to the Mississippi, and then south to the Gulf of Mexico.

It's interesting how just a few miles can make a dramatic difference. A drop in Morgantown, GA follows a similar path like the one above (about 2600km), but just five miles away in Blue Ridge, GA, a drop goes on a completely different route, a much shorter 800km south through Georgia and Florida

Go a few miles east from Blue Ridge and it changes again to flow down the border with South Carolina and come out near Savannah



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: hal
Date: May 29, 2021 12:28PM
I was trying to find the longest distance that does not flow into an ocean. I had no idea there were so many dead ends...
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Re: Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the US and watch where it ends up.
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 29, 2021 07:14PM
That's really cool! Dropped a drop on my son's farmland to see where it went, worked great.



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