Edited by board administrator November 3, 2017, 8:34 pm
What makes it fun is its all guess work, we run different scenarios and
consider the possible out comes, of which there are several.
Terminology 1) Big Lagoon = The big Lagoon 2)Little Lagoon = the
collection of water toward the ocean from the pipes. 3) Sandbar = the
sand deposited by the ocean which prevents the Little Lagoon from draining
into the ocean.
The pipes are not capped on either end so as the Big Lagoon rises it will
drain slowly to the Little Lagoon. I can't imagine a rainfall so intense
that it overwhelmed the capacity of those pipes.
I would imagine that the Big Lagoon will continue to slowly rise (from the
rainy season) and will eventually get to the level it starts to flow
through the pipes (it is close now).
When it does start to flow the size of the little lagoon will increase
since the water can not get to the ocean due to the Sandbar
(which is not there now but will be).
So the main question (for me) is how big will the Little Lagoon get before
they open the Sandbar and drain it? It will be much simpler than when
they needed to take out the road to get the Big Lagoon to drain.
I can't see that opening having much effect on the Big Lagoon unless they let
the Little Lagoon get to the point there are several inches of water
in the pipes. Even with several inches of water in the pipes the opening
event would not disturb the existing structure.
I think they did a great job (in my opinon). It will be interesting to watch.
What has changed with the installation of the pipes is that most years
the Little Lagoon disappears and Chico extends his restaurant to that area
and people park there. Those day's are probably over.
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