22 February 2007

I was near a lake this week

OK, so I didn't sail. But I saw water. In fact, from the top of the ski lift I saw what must have been a metric crapload of water. At least I think Lake Tahoe is that big.

So I went down near the water for a more up close and personal view of this "lake". I walked down a dock and thought, "wow this is some shallow water for a dock to be in, I can see the bottom". I was then told it was about 30 feet deep and I said, "shut up." So, I never actually got a good answer on how deep it is.

But if it is 30 feet that close to shore, I can calculate that times a diameter of "really far to the other shore" times a circumference of "72 mile scenic drive around the lake" and I might be spot on with the metric crapload of water measurement. I'll check my calculations again, just in case it's really a cubic crapload, I get them confused.

Oh, and eating lunch one day we had a view of a marina with three mostly winterized sailboats still in the water. Oddly enough, nobody was sailing. Just like me.


Zen said...

I never think of Lake T. and sailing. maybe something to do with climbing the mtn range to get there. However I did meet a guy in my marina with a sailboat who said he use to keep it a Lake Tahao.
I think it is a metric crapload of water there give or take a metric.

EVK4 said...

If you are ever looking for interesting web-material, google either metric or cubic crapload. A lot of good stuff on how to define metric craploads of various materials.

I'm pretty sure volume is measured in cubic craploads but as most regular readers have probably realized I write for effect not accuracy.

EVK4 said...

I received an email from a concerned reader, well, actually, my father-in-law with the following very pertinent stat:

Lake Tahoe contains an estimated 39.75 trillion gallons or 122 million acre feet of water. That’s enough water to cover the entire state of California to a depth of 14.5 inches.

So, it turns out I was right, it's a cubic crapload.

"Raps" said...

super string theory uses a 26 dimension crappy crap crap cubic poo...

that is a lot of metric unmentionables