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Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)

> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/26/07 14:38, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> Stephen wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:34:12AM -0600 or thereabouts, Kent West
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> How many hydro dams are on the Mississippi, anyway?  It would be a
>>> waste
>>> to be using coal or nuclear if there's a large, year round body of
>>> water
>>> subject to downhill flow.  The pacific northwest and California gets
>>> the
>>> vast majority of it's electric from the Columbia and Snake rivers.
>> The vast stupidity of that question is beyond scope.
> It's not stupid if you haven't been there.

Or haven't checked that Minneapolis, near enough to the headwaters, is
only 820 feet above sea level, yes.

And in fact there *is* some hydro power on the Mississippi in Minneapolis,
right at lock&dam #1.  But it's not very much.

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