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  • Thomas Donlon

    April 21, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Deborah, after a bit more thought, I know that sometimes lake dams open up some gates (or whatever the better word is maybe spillways?) to let water shoot out of the dam (to prevent the dam from overflowing, or sometimes to help clear out sediment in the rivers). It would likely be lethal to jump onto that jet of water and would tear apart what was unfortunate enough to be in its path.

    Another thought occurred to me. Depending on how far apart these wall of water are, there would be a lot of momentum in the sea on both sides of the divide to surge towards to the middle. Tim’s films portrayed the water rushing together and then being smooth. But the physics would be that the water would rush together and there would be an immense clash of these powerful forces of water that would continue and in a tsunami like fashion flow up onto the beaches and create a huge surge of water in the middle. The deeper the water the more the water would pile up on the surface. Additionally the speed of all this would create jets of water surging upward at the impact where the walls of water smashed together. This wouldn’t be like the twenty foot splash or so that a wave creates against pier or concrete barrier, it would be immense. The phrase in the Bible that you cited about waters “returning” indicates a more tame recovery of the parted seas.