Wednesday, October 21, 2009
If you've noticed the pier in DCA isn't exactly full...
In fact it looks pretty dry, doesn't it? It was supposed to start being refilled last week, but a combination of minor technical errors and a little seen thing known as rain put a damper on the wetness happenings.
Fear not, should everything go according to plan, it shouldn't be too long before you see a steady stream of water trickling into the giant concrete swimming pool. But remember, it'll take close to three weeks to fill, so the rising will come slowly. Very slowly. But late November will come round and the sight of that mass of wire, pipe and beams should be a fading memory.
Weather permitting and the creak don't rise; only the pier...
Posted by Honor Hunter at 12:07 AM
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Three weeks to fill? What are they using to fill it? A garden hose?
Disney themselves have said that it should only take three DAYS for the lagoon to fill up halfway. Is there something you're not telling us?
/\ Even if there was, Honor obviously can't say everything that he knows all the time, he could get his sources in trouble.
Okay, I'm not in any way familiar with the technical logistics of filling a man made lagoon, but shouldn't rain be one of those things that helps rather than hinders?
This will be a very controlled fill to allow the crews to check for leaks, connection integrety, and other things we don't know about. After almost a year of work in the lagoon, it's critical that checks are made along the way so that the sudden presense of water doesn't harm anything. Unfortunately, you can just open the flood gates on something like this. :(
Sorry...should have been "can't open the flood gates..."
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