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Re: GLIN==> water volume



Bevaqua is annexing Canada and the Mexico and therefore spreading the risk
over a wider area :-)

Michel Slivitzky



----- Original Message -----
From: <Beltran.Robert@epamail.epa.gov>
To: <glin-announce@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 2:56 PM
Subject: Re: GLIN==> water volume


>
>
> Dave, Frank, Frank, et al.:
>
> I guess it depends on whether you use the Quinn or the Bevacqua area for
the
> continental U.S.  Using the Bevacqua number for the continental
(contiguous)
> U.S. and the water volume (at low datum) of 5439, the math goes like this:
>
> 5400 cu. mi./3,619,000 sq. mi. = 0.0015029 vertical mile
> 0.00150291 mi. x 5280 ft./mi. = 7.94 ft. (rounded)
> or, about 8 ft.
>
> The discrepancy of  597,705 sq. mi. (3,021,295 sq. mi v. 3,619,000 sq. mi)
could
> be only partly explained even if the Bevacqua U.S. area number refers just
to
> landmass area, excluding the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes, while the
> Statistical Abstract figure includes this area (the total area of the
Great
> Lakes, U.S. and Canada, is 94,250 sq. mi.)
>
> Bob Beltran
>
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