Riddle for the Castanauts.

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Nope.
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Intake and outake flows from dams farther south working in conjunction with dams to the north? Kinda like the rising and falling of the water level in a canal lock?
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There are no dams on the Okanagan (Okanogan) River below the Osoyoos Lake dam, but you on the right track..
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There's one at Oroville, isn't there? I don't remember the name of it but it starts with a "Z". Is that not on the outflow from Osoyoos Lake?
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Yes, that is the dam (Zosel Dam) in which the water flowed northward. Why was it flowing northward?
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Ummmm .... because they opened one to the north so it sucked the water backwards?
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No, wait ... that can't be right .... *thinking* ............








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Glacier wrote:Yes, that is the dam (Zosel Dam) in which the water flowed northward. Why was it flowing northward?


Snow packs were melting causing Similkameen river to back up :smt102
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WTHWYT wrote:Snow packs were melting causing Similkameen river to back up :smt102

You are correct. During high water the Similkameen River often flows up into Osoyoos Lake.
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I think ya have something there.

When the Similkameen is high, it makes the dam lower than the water level, thus making water do what water does best - flow downhill :D

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Oops, ya snuck in there, Glacier :D
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Glacier wrote:
WTHWYT wrote:Snow packs were melting causing Similkameen river to back up :smt102

You are correct. During highway water the Similkameen River often flows up into Osoyoos Lake.


So I would suggest Graham Adder do this trip little later in the year.
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Thanks for making my brain cells kick into high gear :D Love these puzzles.
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True story.

I was the last person to leave work yesterday, and so just before I exited the building I flicked the lights. This morning I was the first person to arrive at work so I tried turning the lights on with a different switch this time, but nothing happened. I walked back to the front door and turned on the lights with the same switch I'd used the previous night.

The lights are wired with two three-way switches that both work. The puzzle for you is to tell me why the first switch didn't work this morning.
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Because of the way it's wired? The electricity runs to switch 1 to switch 2 to the lights, therefore making switch 1 basically an on/off for switch 2 because the electricity can't get through if switch 1 is off?
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