Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

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When will Havasu Falls return to it's glorious twin flow?

Poll ended at Nov 07 2009 1:49 pm

2009
0
No votes
2010
3
12%
2011
2
8%
2012
4
16%
2013
0
No votes
2014
2
8%
2015
2
8%
2016
2
8%
2017
0
No votes
2018
0
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2019
0
No votes
2020
1
4%
2021
0
No votes
2022 or longer
1
4%
It will never happen
0
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It may happen but it will never be the same
8
32%
 
Total votes: 25

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Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by joebartels » Sep 08 2009 1:49 pm

Months ago Brian brought back the first photo of Havasu Falls altered path into a single fall
http://hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=101097

Wendy's recent photo gives some hint on the speediness of travertine build up
http://hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=105660

So do you think the falls will build up enough foundation to go back to the glorious twin flow? If so, when?
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Re: Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by writelots » Sep 08 2009 2:13 pm

I was amazed at how quickly the travertine is depositing on the improvements at the base of the falls. Although I don't really believe that the flow at Havasu will ever look like it did prior to the flooding, I am also constantly reminded of how much it changes from year to year. My own photos from my 5 trips down there show incredible changes, even without major flooding. I predict that something will come along, clog the now very narrow channel it is flowing through, travertine will cement it in and we'll have a larger, wider spray in a couple of years (if not the precise twin spouts it sported once).
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Re: Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by chumley » Sep 08 2009 2:36 pm

Wasn't it a flood around the mid-90s that made it into the split flow to begin with? I thought it was a single channel before then, but the flood at that time caused the split?
I remember them having to rebuild the pools that time too, after they had been washed out by the flood.
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Sep 08 2009 2:52 pm

I will put my money on January of 2016 as to when it will build up to the point that it will again split ;) .
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Post by Vaporman » Sep 08 2009 3:17 pm

Cool topic. I'm thinking 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends and we are all destroyed... :sl:
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Post by BobP » Sep 09 2009 9:42 am

I vote Friday September 25th 2009 because that's when I'm going :GB:
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Re: Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by azbackpackr » Sep 09 2009 6:58 pm

I seem to recall reading that in the old days it was called Bridal Veil Falls, because it used to fan out a bit. I think it changes a lot over the years.
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Post by MARLIN » Sep 14 2009 7:56 am

Just came back from there and it is breathtaking. I never seen the twin-falls before but what I seen is probably one of the best places to visit.

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Post by fairweather8588 » Sep 14 2009 10:50 am

I marked that it may never be the same but I dont mean that in a bad way. Especially for this area different doesn't mean worse, it could turn out better but who knows how long until theres a major difference
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Re: Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by sundevilstormin » Sep 15 2009 5:27 pm

I think the twin flow will be more of a matter of total water. I looked at the top of the falls and given enough flow, not flood-stage, it would have to go over the old path. take a look at the comparison shot in my trip report

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Re: Havasu Falls - Twin Flow Predictions

Post by joebartels » Nov 06 2009 10:01 am

There was a photo in the recent highway magazine showing a twig. It had an inch of build up after a few months or a year, I forget which.
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