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I live in glorious North Idaho where we have wonderful lakes, trails, and mountains to explore. I love the outdoors and enjoy exploring it with my husband and 2 kids.
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Amazing scenery. Like and greetings, Petr

Looks a little bit mystical, great! L+F! Best greetings, Reto.

Beautiful!!!♡★♥ Your Idahio is truly nice!

Wow Nice sunset and beautiful view! Like+Favourite

How are you today? I like your picture very much.

How are you? Here KOREA the spring has come. I guess you are always busy like me. WE history site searching & photographing hobby men are the fratenity. Thank you!

If you are not familiar with this "hole" in the middle of this huge volume of water, not to worry as I will explain it's function. When the reservoir reaches it's full pool, and the water from the supply side, such as the South Fork of the Flathead river and the small streams around the shores that feed in. When the inflow exceeds the amount of water that is going through the turbines to generate electricticy, or if they are not generating electricity due to other reasons, the water will then flow into this overflow hole, just like you have in your bath tub. The water will simply enter the "glory hole" and go down a huge drain pipe which bypasses all the turbines and simply shoots out the other side of the dam at the bottom. When the water is going down the drain and shooting out the other side, it is a massive flow of water! A stream around 5' in diameter shoots out of the pipe a distance of over 60'. It is like water coming out of your garden hose only with thousands of times more volume and pressure! Quite simply put it is an overflow drain to keep the water from getting too high on the dam, shore and all areas of the reservoir. If the flow coming in is still more than the overflow drain hole, then the water will simply spill or go over the spill ways. There is no electricity being generated by the overflow water and the BPA, or Bonneville Power Administration, works with the Bureau of Reclamation on not allowing this to happen, if at all possible. They would much rather use all the water to generate electrical energy than to spill it over. However, we cannot always predict what goes on with Mother Nature, the amount of snow melt, the amount of rain fall and the electricity needed at and given time from the dams on the Columbia River Drainage.

Very good picture! Impressive! nostalgic scenery!

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