Talk:Bow River

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Article's future outline[edit]

1.Course

2. History

2.1 First Nations, fur trade, and early settlement
2.2 Industrial development
2.2.1 Irrigation and farming
2.2.2 Dams and Weirs
2.3 Banff
2.3.1 Designation as a National Park
2.4 "The Blob" and conservation

3. Recreation

3.1 Recreation and industrial development
3.2 Calgary's Bow River Weir Project (Harvie Passage)

4. Tributaries

--Dejlambert (talk) 04:27, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Nice additions so far. Already have learned a bit about the Bow. One question - the use of "hydraulic wave". What is a hydraulic wave? Aren't all waves hydraulic by nature? The Interior (Talk) 05:10, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
Great point. The Calgary Bow River Weir Project calls it a hydraulic wave on their website (http://www.harviepassage.ca/about.html) as well as the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/2ColumnSubPage/STDPROD_067550.html). That being said, however, neither of them say what is "hydraulic" about it. Therefore I will change it to "circulating wave".--rkfire 20:22, 15 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rkfire (talkcontribs)

Etymology not consistent with Bow Valley[edit]

This article says:

The name "Bow" refers to the reeds that grew along its banks and which were used by the local First Nations peoples to make bows

but Bow Valley says:

It may be named for its resemblance to an archer's bow.

Only one of these theories can be correct. Which? Gdr 08:16, 16 July 2007 (UTC)