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were those damn generating power or just for irrigation/flood control? And will the salmon be able to return up stream? Cool stuff, btw, with the bridges and dams. MOAR PLZ.
They were hydroelectric dams built in 1913 and 1926, but generated a pretty insignificant amount of power for today’s standards. The main impetus of the project is to get the salmon to return. Hopefully it will turn out as expected.
Regarding Jon’s earlier post (and the rather good Salon article), when I was in the 5th grade, I was introduced sentence diagramming, and I thought it was awesome. Here was a way to disassemble sentences, analyze the components, and create a new structure to support the original constitution.1 I was engaged. Grammar was now interesting.
Then, for the 6th grade, I moved to a new town. The schools didn’t teach diagramming. I asked my English teacher why, and although I don’t remember her exact response, it was something akin to patting me on the head and telling me not to worry myself about it. Anyway, boring.
I’ve always thought that I learned much more about grammar in that one year than any other several years combined.
1 Pun intended
I got a postcard from Jon!
Unfortunately, it’s seen better days. Kathy found it this afternoon amidst the snow in the front yard, and it looks like it was probably there since yesterday.
I need to start having people include “in the mailbox” in the address.
Still, it’s much appreciated.