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Klamath River[edit]

Hi Shannon. I wanted to give you a heads-up that Finetooth thinks the Klamath River article needs to be looked at a bit more closely (see here). I'm going to copyedit the article; feel free to pitch in or discuss on the talk page. Jsayre64 (talk) 16:18, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

The GA review has started, in case you aren't watching the page. Jsayre64 (talk) 12:35, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Morris Dam[edit]

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DYK for Fort Peck Lake[edit]

Another nomination promoted by the DYK project. Well done. Victuallers (talk) 00:05, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

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Klamath River[edit]

Congrats on the GA for Klamath River. Even though you live in Southern California, you've done a great deal to advance the Oregon stream articles. Perhaps we could make you an honorary Oregonian. Finetooth (talk) 16:20, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

I was gone the past week, coming back to a pleasant surprise sure is a treat. :D However I don't think I've done enough for Oregon to recieve that great of an honor, but maybe I've just forgotten or something. I have been eyeing the Deschutes and Umpqua River articles for a long time, though. If you and Jsayre don't mind I'll add the Klamath to my list of good articles I have credit for... Shannon+º! 05:28, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
Please do. You were the main contributor. And, yes, the Umpqua and Deschutes articles need some TLC. I hope your trip was interesting and fun. Finetooth (talk) 18:20, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
Indeed, you were a significant contributor. I know you worked hard on the article even if it was well before the GA review. I'll take a look at the Umpqua and Deschutes articles and see what I can do. Jsayre64 (talk) 22:42, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
So shall I. I'll probably be busy for what remains of summer, but I'll see to the two as well. Shannon+º! 01:54, 1 August 2011 (UTC)


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Hayfork Creek images[edit]

Hi Shannon. I wanted to let you know that I've tagged a file you uploaded, File:Hayfork Creek smaller.jpg, for speedy deletion under WP:CSD#F5 because I've found a free replacement and uploaded it. It's File:Hayfork Creek.jpg. Jsayre64 (talk) 04:09, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch. When I made that page I'd been looking for a free licensed image for a long time, but couldn't find any. Though I note the older one had a better resolution... Shannºn 04:23, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
You're right, the non-free image was better. But unfortunately it violates copyright rules. In fact, in most cases, you're not allowed to upload a non-free image of a creek because it can be deleted with {{Di-replaceable fair use}}. Even if you can't find a free image of the creek on the Internet, one can still go to the creek and take a picture of it. Pain in the neck, but that's the way it is. Jsayre64 (talk) 23:03, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Surprise, surprise! Thanks for all your hard work! Jsayre64 (talk) 23:11, 28 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I see the Willamette has finally reached FA. It deserved to, anyway. Now I'm reminded to go and work on the Missouri again... Shannºn 00:11, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
I think you should give yourself credit on your user page for making a significant contribution to Willamette River. Finetooth (talk) 23:11, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't say "significant" but "one-fifth" might be more accurate. Now if only there was a picture of a fifth of a barnstar. Thank you for the credit though. :) Shannºn 01:56, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

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On Your New Notoriety on Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Shannon1,

Wow, 18000 edits already? Do you ever sleep? Do you live on caffeine drinks and hot pockets? Just wondering. Anyway, you may want to google search key words about your newly identified notoriety. (Ppl are so base I tell ya. Yes?) Anyway congrats on all your hard work here (along with all the other authors too). Hey, maybe you should write a book or something too? Keep Up the Good Work Schweetie. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:34, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

Woh I didn't know somebody actually decided to mention me on Wikipedia's front page... but anyhows after taking a look, I didn't quite find any sign of my presence anywhere. Was this yesterday, perhaps? Sad I missed it :P Thanks for the encouragement though. I think I should get back to work on Wikipedia, been skimping out for the past few days Shannºn 02:32, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Well - you missed out on some 'cheap thrills' then. I first saw your smiling face up around 6 dec 11 (07:53 am) or thereabouts replacing 'the (irate? and po'd (?)) programmer dude picture' in the 'plea for donations to wiki panel' at the top of every wiki page. Looks like your picture was up for a day or so. You were smiling to 470 million users per month (for a day or so)- very trippy. Out of curiousity I did 'search engine' some key words off your panel (which was screen captured and posted it seems) and there are still some links regarding you still up. Some mouse clicks led to a panel with a fuller pic. of you and text:

"From a Wikipedia contributor

I'm a university student. Textbooks for one semester cost me $500. On Wikipedia, I get thousands of books' worth of information for free.
That’s why I don’t just read Wikipedia, I help create it. It’s really important to me to keep this resource available to everyone, free of charge. With 470 million readers per month, Wikipedia is important to many people all over the world. ....etc."
What university? You must have a light schedule (or major - English Major maybe?) to also be able to do that many wiki edits too?! Nosey ppl want to know. Anyway, with such a drive to write I'm sure xulonpress or lulu would love to get your book ideas. With 'print on demand' tech. there is much less overhead in getting a book published these days. Do you have one (or two)in you? Maybe on "How to edit wiki"???
Cheers, (more cheap thrills - from the sidelines:P (viewing doesn't count as 'skimping out')). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:27, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure, has there been a case of mistaken identity? I do have about 19000 edits. But I'm just a weird high school student. Shannºn 04:03, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Oops - you're right. It was actually User:GorillaWarfare being shown (her talk page is now locked). However, your edit count is higher so why don't you petition for some 'top panel' air time soliciting donations for wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:43, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Aha, no wonder. :) How did that banner link you to my username in the first place though? I'm a little bit curious. And yes, I think that appearing on top of the Main Page might be fun. Shannºn 07:32, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
I googled "wikipedia contributor of 18,000 edits" (instead of what it linked to) and amongst some racey links your's was the first one USER (name) showing so I assumed that you were the one being referred to. Great - you sould petition ASAP to get some face /hang time on the 'wiki pleading for donations' top panel. After all, 19,000+ edits should get you something besides the satisfaction of doing the edits.:) Also, what's with the trout whacking??? anyways :P
(Undid the front end declustering chop eh?)
Anyway, you must have had that key phrase on your talk page recently for it to show up on the search engine like that.
Also, why did you describe yourself as 'a weird little...'
Anyway, it looks like your trout whack(ing) is a little premature given that you've not yet been posted on the top of the page for soliciting donations. Have you made any effort to get posted on the top panel? Cheers

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:44, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

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Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

You have been trouted for: Congratulations on making it to the front page!

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Thanks! Happy holidays to you too :) Shannºn 18:28, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

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Rivers of Canada map[edit]

Hi Shannon. Reade has noted on the List of longest rivers of Canada talk page that the Saint John River on the map, File:Longest Rivers of Canada.jpg, needs a label. Could you add a label? If you're busy and would rather not mess with the map any more, I can probably do it. Just let me know. Finetooth (talk) 17:45, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Oh, no problem. In fact I fixed it just now and uploaded the new file. Funny how I drew the river course on the map but forgot to label it... Shannºn 18:21, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Looks good. Finetooth (talk) 18:37, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

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Missouri River[edit]

Very fine work on such a massive article...I was invited to leave comments but I'm mainly a geography buff so that may be the section I'll comment the most on. Nice job!--MONGO 02:16, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! :D I'll try to revise the page accordingly best as I can. Shannºn 02:38, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I'll check back all looks well, so forgive me if I seem like a nitpick...--MONGO 03:55, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
I recruited Mike Cline to check it out too...he lives in Montana and has some first hand knowledge of the rivers there. I'm going to continue to pick at it, but I'm leaning to suport the promotion. You're not obligated to add or adjust things just on my comments of course and I'm not beholden to them.--MONGO 03:16, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Just so you know...[edit]

A bot updates this. If you do it manually, the bot will just overwrite your changes. 28bytes (talk) 04:34, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, though I know it's updated by a bot. The reason I edit it is because the bot does not count my edits properly (it thinks it's roughly 13,000 less due to some error). Shannºn 04:36, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, as long as you know. :) 28bytes (talk) 04:51, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

GAN Colorado River[edit]


I've reviewed your GAN and made a few comments at Talk:Colorado River/GA1. I really enjoyed the article and found it quite informative. Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 20:21, 25 March 2012 (UTC)


I appreciate all you have done on rivers. You may want to view the Encyclopedia of Earth, for example,_North_America

Consider joining EoE as an author to help on the rivers project. email me if you have questions: regards, michael Catalancat (talk) 15:53, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

I'd be interested in contributing. If there's no complicated registration, I'd like to help edit. Shannºn 01:05, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Just fill out this short ID page or email me your cv and i can set you up as a contributor. Look forward to hearing from you. best, Catalancat (talk) 14:14, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

GAN Colorado River[edit]

Congratulations! A wonderful article. Feel free to revert my edits.[1] MathewTownsend (talk) 18:55, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks – I'm thrilled it passed, considering all the FACs I failed recently! (I did get some "hate mail" from editors on my rewrite.) If you have some comments on the readiness of this article for FAC, please tell me :) Shannºn 01:09, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Have you tried Wikipedia:Peer review. An article I'm familiar with just went through peer review with excellent results. It'm not sure how it works exactly. You should chose a reviewer familiar with geography and rivers. (Maybe you could ask someone how to go about it.) MathewTownsend (talk) 01:19, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Red Mesa Dam questions[edit]

Hey Shannon, why did this article have the wrong picture and several w/ls piped to Troll (Internet)? Also, several of the references just link to Wikipedia, the coordinates don't land on a dam and I can't find it on USBR's website.--NortyNort (Holla) 14:13, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

I've responded on the article talkpage. Maybe you should take a look at the dates in teh article history... :) Shannºn 17:44, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
I was quite confused...I haven't seen such an elaborate or discreet April Fool's joke here on WP. I wouldn't of figured it out but I wanted to check the specs of its power plant.--NortyNort (Holla) 14:39, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
Elaborate, yes... but I don't think elaborate enough to be inducted into the April Fools hall of fame, which I was going for.  :3 Shannºn 17:49, 3 April 2012 (UTC)
I didn't see it until yesterday and I think most editors at WP:NPP just took it as legit because it looked well-put together. I didn't pay much attention to April Fool's this year and didn't have it on my mind. I was just thinking "What is Shannon up to?"--NortyNort (Holla) 21:12, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Shannon, has an error. The area labelled "Humboldt Sink" is actually the Carson Sink. The Humboldt Sink is much smaller and is confined to the immediate vicinity of Humboldt Lake. Famartin (talk) 18:50, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. That map deserves a redrawing anyway. I will work on it. Shannºn 23:19, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Huites Dam[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Dworshak Dam[edit]

I have an issue regarding Template:Did you know nominations/Dworshak Dam and the section with copyvio. Which section was it? That way I can check that expansion is sufficient. Chris857 (talk) 23:33, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Dworshak Dam[edit]

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Teton Dam[edit]

Hi. I reverted your addition of Category:Dams completed in 1976 from this article. I believe that the rule of thumb is that no red-linked (i.e. non-existent) categories should be added to articles. Idf you're planning on creating this category, I believe you have to create it first, and then add it to articles. Thanks, Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:54, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

I have created the category. I'm currently in the middle of categorizing dams constructed by year, so there will be some red linked categories lying around for a while. I will try to get them fixed as soon as possible. Shannºn 03:56, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
I saw that you created the cat and reverted me, so all's well. Sorry to have bothered you, bad timing on my part. Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:56, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
No problem - thanks for the heads up, actually, I'd almost forgotten that one was still redlinked.

Oroville Dam[edit]


I passed Oroville Dam for GA. I left a few comments at Talk:Oroville Dam/GA1, but nothing important enough to prevent its promotion. Congratulations! Very well done. (Feel free to change any of my edits.[2]

Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 21:45, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll try to address the concerns you brought up in the review. As for the damages prevented, yes, I'm not sure if that's a reliable source. I will look into that accordingly. Shannºn 22:02, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Gibraltar Dam[edit]

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Missouri River botch[edit]

Hi Shannon1...there must be sme server lag or something on my end as I thought I had removed the "second" comment about the status of the Missouri River. When I saw the IP edit, I checked then what the change was and it looked like the IP added second so I reverted it. But as it turns out, the IP had actually removed the second wording, I ended up adding it back and then you reverted me. So either their is a botch or I simply made a mistake and I apologize.--MONGO 04:37, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Aha I'm sorry about that, I wasn't blaming you, though the second/first thing on the Missouri River page has been going on for months, and I've had to revert it a few times myself. Seems like most of the anonymous editors think the Mississippi is longer or something, I dn't know. Cheers Shannºn 04:51, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
No problema...Looks like it was my gaffe. So...are you still planning on trying again for an FA effort on the article or was the last one too exhausting. I know it can be frustrating. Several of the FA's I worked on failed on the first go and in one case, would have failed a second FAC had it not been for the timely arrival of a supreme copyeditor.--MONGO 05:07, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. I've been sort of on-off on Wikipedia for the last couple of months - too busy with schoolwork, internships, that sort of stuff. I might redo the citations and give it another go during Christmas break, but yeah, that stuff's pretty frustrating. I'd be happy for any suggestions how I might improve the article. Shannºn 19:06, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I'll start looking it over a bit more and review what the complaints were so those can be addressed.--MONGO 04:39, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. If I remember, the only thing that killed it at the last FAC was a few misinterpreted citations in places which led the reviewers to think the whole article had citation problems. I lack the time to fully address the referencing at the moment although I'll probably be able to do more work in December (provided the world doesn't end). Shannºn 04:03, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

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Happy holidays![edit]

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From the frozen wasteland of Nebraska, USA! MONGO 12:15, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Happy holidays and New Year to you too. Been out of town the last couple of days; Las Vegas is surprisingly chilly this time of year. (Then again, the Southwestern USA is having a very cold winter this time around.) Shannºn 21:26, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

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San Timoteo[edit]

Hey Shannon! I was checking out some river-related pages for southern California, since I am down here visiting for a week. Being in the Redlands area I was looking at some pages you made, like List of tributaries of the Santa Ana River and the nice map File:SAR Map.jpg. I just noticed that there does not seem to be a page about San Timoteo Creek (or Wash, as GNIS seems to call it), and it is not listed on the list of tributaries of the Santa Ana River. But GNIS has it as a tributary, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: San Timoteo Wash, and NWIS has discharge data, [3] and [4] (here the USGS calls it a Creek instead of a Wash). I considered making a page for it but thought I'd write you first, since you seem to have been quite thorough on streams in this region. Perhaps there is a reason, or I am confused, or has it actually been overlooked? Pfly (talk) 05:20, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Hey Pfly, long time no speak. I see that San Timoteo Wash has indeed slipped my eye. I probably thought of making that article a few times in the past, but funny, never got around to it! I see it isn't in the list of tributaries of the Santa Ana, either. According to USGS topos, the wash seems to begin as two streams, Little San Antonio Creek and Noble Creek, in the San Bernardino Mountains about 10 miles east of Redlands. It is a pretty major stream in terms of drainage area, but I've never actually seen it flowing, in the few times I've been around those parts. I've been awfully busy these few months; it would be awesome if you could make a page for it, maybe even add a photo if you actually were around the wash. Shannºn 04:49, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Heya! I've been busy too, but if I find the time and focus I'll make a little page. Flying back north tomorrow. I was in the general area but didn't actually see it (or didn't notice it if I did!), so no photo. Maybe there's something out there on the webbernet... Pfly (talk) 05:31, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Made San Timoteo Creek—turned out less stubby than I expected, though could certainly be improved. There's more history to the creek and canyon than I expected. I only skimmed the surface. Pfly (talk) 06:40, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Nice job on the article. I'll see if I can add more information sometime. I was surprised too at how much information there is on the creek; it's relatively obscure in the hydrological consciousness of SoCal... (at least that's what I thought) Shannºn 02:16, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

San Diego Comic-Con International meetup proposal[edit]

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An award for you![edit]

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With the powers invested in me by no one, I hereby grant you the Yosemite Editing Award of Merit, for your excellent expansion of both Hetch Hetchy and O'Shaughnessy Dam. Thank you! —hike395 (talk) 23:36, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I am honored! There's still a lot to work on the article before its even close to reaching GA status, though, especially in the last section, whihch I have not gotten to yet. Also, just to mention it, FA is an absolute PITA... I have gone through about seven or eight FACs and only one has ever passed. They're super nitpicky on source and formating things I really don't know or care about; I'm much better at just putting down content. Shannon 16:08, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Category alphabetization[edit]

Hey Shannon, I see you are filling up the "Dam on X River" category. I am not sure if you know this but when you create a category with a parent category, you should enter the name at the end of the parent category so it alphabetizes correctly.

Example: Dams on the Boise River, the parent cat is Dams in the United States by river. If you place it in there just like that, then under Category:Dams in the United States by river it will show up under the letter "D" as opposed to "B". It should be Boise You can see the correction I made here.--NortyNort (Holla) 03:07, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Ah thanks, I'll go take care of that now. This seems like an undertaking on a similar scale as that Dams by year of completion affair... :) Shannon 03:10, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I had a feeling that once you got wind of this you'd be at it!--NortyNort (Holla) 03:19, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Whoops. I didn't know you were working on it. At any rate, I was just looking to see if there was a major list missing, and alas, there was. I'm seeing if I can get it to featured list status. I'd love if you could help. Shannon 18:19, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
Well, I never actually worked on it. I found one unreliable source listing the top ten or so then the list hit the 'back-burner'. I think it is valuable because a list like it really isn't freely available on the web. I sure can help out. From what I can see now just some citations are needed and most of the references need to be formatted. I will help out sometime this week when I get my things together.--NortyNort (Holla) 00:02, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Sweet. It's actually far from complete, even a 5 minute search on Google Maps tends to turn up more reservoirs to add to the list. Also I have a few things in the pipeline, with O'Shaughnessy Dam up for GA, and a possible push for FA of Colorado River, and a busy summer... I'll see what I can do. Shannon 21:17, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Alright, well I will work on the article from time to time. I have two GA nominees now too.--NortyNort (Holla) 00:36, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Colorado River FAC[edit]

Hi Shannon. I'm traveling. For another week or so, I will have no Internet connection on some days and an unpredictable connection on other days. However, I'll try to make a few edits as I go and try to do something more substantial later. Finetooth (talk) 01:43, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey Finetooth thanks for the reply. Actually, I'm gonna have to withdraw the FAC within about 10 days because I'm due to travel as well, so if you aren't available it's totally fine. Assuming the current FAC doesn't fail/pass within about a week or so (which seems quite likely at the moment), I'll probably re-nom sometime in August. Btw, enjoy your trip! Shannon 03:13, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Ah, works for me too! I began a quick read but didn't get too far. Will be better able later this summer! Pfly (talk) 04:24, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
And me. I don't yet feel qualified to comment on articles at FAC, but I'm happy to help the article in other ways. Jsayre64 (talk) 18:56, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for all your input. I think I'll just respond to whatever comments they have now and see how it goes. End of summer sounds like a better option for me too. Shannon 19:05, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
I am also pretty busy at the moment, but will try to look at it over the next few weeks and make some review comments on the talk page and/or the next FAC. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:05, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
Same here—this is a hectic time of the year for me! I'll try to help out later in the summer. Cheers, LittleMountain5 21:06, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Meetup[edit]

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Wahoo! My congrats on the promotion of Colorado River earlier today to featured status. Your unflagging efforts to improve river articles is greatly appreciated. I am delighted by your success. Finetooth (talk) 18:11, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Big congratulations from me as well. What a notable accomplishment with an important, high-traffic article. Jsayre64 (talk) 20:01, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Great job, I know you worked hard on it!--NortyNort (Holla) 20:23, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks everyone! And my gratitude to everybody who helped me get this through FAC. I have been out without internet for a couple of days so I totally missed it :P . Glad it got through before my coming trip to England, that's in a week, whew! Shannon 00:50, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
An unregistered user has since inserted what appears to be original research data into a sentence about the depth of the upper river. I reverted the change with an explanation, but my revert was reverted a couple of days later. Is it worth starting a section on the talk page about WP:NOR and this alleged sonar data, do you think? Finetooth (talk) 16:47, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Snake River watershed map[edit]

In case you hadn't noticed, the National Park Service likes your map. (Although they didn't credit you...) LittleMountain5 07:37, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hm, I see they credited the USGS. Did I list that as the source for the terrain? I thought I always used Demi's Mapserver... I might want to check that. Shannon 18:21, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Ha, cool, how flattering, the NPS! I might send them a little note about proper attribution though... Pfly (talk) 10:25, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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Main Page candidate[edit]

Hi Shannon, sorry for the relatively late notice: Willamette River has been surprise-nominated for the Main Page! Jsayre64 (talk) 04:00, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Sweet! I hope it gets there. My support given. Shannon 05:39, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
It's been set for September 1. Jsayre64 (talk) 04:11, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thons at UC Riverside[edit]

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California State Water Project[edit]

Awesome work dude. Let me know if you need any help with tedious tasks. Brycehughes (talk) 05:23, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I take it you are interested in the SWP as well? I'd appreciate any sort of contributions. Shannon 01:02, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
General interest, yes. General knowledge, no... other than vague recollections from reading Cadillac Desert about 15 years ago. I'll see what I can do. Brycehughes (talk) 02:29, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Aras/Kura River Maps[edit]

Dear Shannon, Thank you for your continued work in making the hydrology of planet earth more transparent!

In reading about the Armenian capital, Yerevan, and the economic importance of its river "Hrazdan" I linked to maps you created for the Aras River and Kura River Basins. I'm afraid both these maps incorrectly depict Hrazdan River beginning from the eastern edge of Lake Sevan and snaking southwards, avoiding any major cities. While another Wiki source shows the Hrazdan River beginning at the western edge of the lake, and then moving southwest through the capital city of Yerevan, ultimately joining the Aras river near the Turkish border.

Please compare label placement of "Hrazdan River" on the following maps to those on the two you created :)
Many thanks!! -- NickyFiddle P.S. the Wiki page called "Rivers and Lakes in Armenia" may depict the ARPA river following the same path as the one marked "Hrazdan" on the 2 maps in question — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:48, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Heh, you're right. I've corrected the maps and uploaded the new files to the Commons. Thanks for pointing it out! Let me know if you find any more issues. Shannon 01:53, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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Eel River[edit]

Greetings Shannon1: I saw your multiplicity of edits today to the Eel River (California) page and made a few changes to what you had added, which by and large was fine. Your lamprey taxonomy reference was confused, I have updated that. There were a few things you changed which weren't in the references cited and no other citations were given, so I changed those back to match the reference, particularly that the dam project was envisioned in the 1960s, not the 1950s. I personally own that book and checked the information tonight, the book says 1960s. I removed "Rio Dell" and "Ferndale" from worst hit towns in 1964 flood because they weren't, nor did the reference given say they were. Not a single building in Ferndale city limits was damaged, the bottoms area around Ferndale took a heavy hit, but that is not the same thing at all, particularly when several towns including Miranda, were wiped completely off the map with a 100% loss of all buildings. I restored the cubic feet per second discharge because I don't see any reason to remove it. I replaced the location of Fernbridge as being the first bridge up from the mouth (not "near Ferndale, California") because it is 5 miles away and in its own town. There were three uses of one citation, each had been entered separately, I combined those three. There were two uses of another citation and those also I combined. I removed multiple Wikilinkings of the same entity, e.g. Fernbridge, and did minor cleanups to the citations; all of the above in one edit. I think the lede needs to be reworked, there should not be citations up there, and Josiah Gregg is not mentioned below at all, so that part is rather a mess. If you don't feel you wish to undertake that, let me know and I'll add it to my to-do list. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 09:39, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

PS - Please check the statement "the lowest stream gage is at Scotia". There is a gage at Fernbridge also maintained by the USGS. I was unable to verify that Scotia is the lowest gage on the river. Ellin Beltz (talk) 09:44, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the clarifications. I would consider the Eel River a work in progress; I've been wanting to work on it for years now, but never really got around to more than just random editing from time-to-time, so it is a bit messy, I suppose. As regards for the discharge, I have to change that; Scotia is the lowermost gauge at which streamflow in cfs is measured, while the Fernbridge gauge measures only river stage. The 1964 flood is a historical event of interest to me so I've been thinking about expanding on it for a while, though I'm not too familiar with local history so I'm not too qualified to write about it. If you're familiar with these topics, I'd love if you could contribute. Again, thanks! Shannon 03:51, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Glad you're working on it, I looked at it a while back and made a few minor changes and felt rather overwhelmed and wrote a page on the Salt River instead. In your edits today, you cited " With all due respect to the anonymous "Heraldo" of that blog, it's not a reliable source on any topic having been unedited and unproofed for it's entire run. I know this personally as they published things I wrote without any fact checking at all! Maybe we can find a better source for this than Heraldo. Did you see the historical flows that someone moved to the talk page? I was thinking of ways to perhaps reincorporate those to the main article. I have most of the local references either here or available at the Ferndale Museum whom you can also contact by telephone to ask for research assistance. Looking forward to a fun collaboration; ask me anything I'll try to find it! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 05:14, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, the Dos Rios Dam is a significant though very obscure subject, so it's practically impossible to find reliable Internet sources on it (though there is pretty good coverage in Reisner's Cadillac Desert). I'm seeking to put in more info regarding the (almost achieved) damming of the entire Eel River system in the '50s and '60s. The rivers of the entire North Coast, actually, the Klamath, Trinity, Eel and others, were all slated for damming under various Bureau of Reclamation and Army Corps of Enginneers plans, needless to say this would have destroyed all the salmon, they call this the "best kept secret in Western water history"... I could go on for hours about this, but that's time probably better spent actually adding content to the article. At any rate, I'll look for better references.
Anyway, back on topic. Regarding streamflow, I could add more; perhaps something like the tables I did on on Colorado River#Discharge, showing the progression of streamflow at different points throughout the basin. The Eel River really has a very interesting flow regime, it's almost like one of our seasonal creeks in SoCal, the discrepancy between winter and summer flows are incredible. Also, I am tempted to expand on the Course section (although considering you're a local, you might know more about the "kinks" of the river than I do, I've only been along the Eel once, and that was four years ago and counting, I think. Shannon 05:28, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Eel River, Humboldt County, California[edit]

Greetings Shannon: I have worked through the Eel River page again and I have some comments. First, I removed the "preppers" website and the religious texts as non-reliable sources. I also removed the letter to the editor of the New York Times as it is opinion not news. I also removed the "rumor" of what Ronald Reagan might maybe possibly have said as there is no proof he ever said it and rumor has little place in a reliable article. I also removed a URL citation you had and replaced it with the book the information came from. I have also fleshed out all the naked URL citations you were leaving behind. I removed your double-entry citation system where you recited works that had already been cited in the article. Do you need help with citations? I assumed you'd know how to do them after 22,000 edits, but if you need help, please let me know, it would be easier to show you how to do it the easy way the first time than to follow you around with the proverbial dustpan!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas! More later! Ellin Beltz (talk) 01:47, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello! Whoops, I'm sorry about the citations. I had started doing the formatting today but then got caught up with other work so I only ended up formatting about six of them. I'm just used to citing first and formatting later after I've decided which ones to keep and which ones I don't need. Anyhow, thanks for the help on that! I don't usually leave bare urls sitting around for too long, so don't worry if you see them lurking around after my edits. As for books, I prefer listing them separately from the web citations because I'll often have separate citations for different pages. Though I see what you're doing with the Reference pages template and that works too, so I'm happy to go along. Happy holidays to you too Shannon 03:22, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Hiya! The <ref name ="bookname" />{{rp|pagenumber}} is easier for the reader than the look up, look down, double entry system that some pages still use. It doesn't require typing the citation over again each time, just do it like above and you'll be fine! Eventually I'd like to get all the citations in the full citation format style, because this article could eventually go to "featured article" status and we'd just have to change them all at the end to fit that format! Thanks for all your hard work on it! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:46, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Mokelumne Aqueduct[edit]

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Marble Canyon Dam[edit]

Do you have the references for your very welcome additions? I thought I could grab them from Bridge Canyon (especially since one was named "bcd") but couldn't find them, and we have red admonishments in the ref section now. Acroterion (talk) 01:11, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Ah, yes, I have the original here; I never got around to finishing it, looks like you beat me to it! I'll find the correct links and put them in. Shannon 01:51, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Google book ref maker[edit]

Hi, just paste urls into here and copy.♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:13, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! This is a very convenient tool Shannon 19:41, 16 June 2014 (UTC)


think you need some RSs for that addition; and my own view is that specifics of any given drought don't really belong in the top article, but in one of the subarticles. oops, my bad. It IS a subarticle

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