Talk:Rapids

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Talk:Rapid)
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Rivers (Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Rivers, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Rivers on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Geography (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Geography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of geography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

comments[edit]

I think the grading systems here are both essentially the same as the international grading system (grade I to VI or 1 to 6, also described in Whitewater) which seems to be used almost everywhere now. Do any Australians know any better?

Tebbb 16:47, 24 Jan 2005 (UTC)

hey whats up I was thinking about adding a note about volume and a quick refernce for conversion between m^3 per second and CFS (cubic feet second)--Stranger 09:28, 2005 Jun 12 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Wouldn't it make sense to merge this page with Whitewater? This article is hardly a stub, and most of the material that would serve to advance it to a higher level is already present in the other. Robin Z 18:35, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Agree. The difference between the 2 is not enough for separate articles. -- P199 13:06, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Whitewater is a concept, a rapid or rapids is a geographic feature. Lots of creeks are whitewater, but some rivers have specific rapids, and which are officially named as such. It's like saying a mountain range and a mountain are the same thing and should be merged.Skookum1 (talk) 15:00, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps instead merging this with International Scale of River Difficulty? Tyzoid (talk) 22:58, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Usage[edit]

Ignorant newby here, ignorant about Wikipedia approaches and also about water terminology. Have a question, though. What about the use of the word "rapids" in place names and geographic terminology, concerning tidal whitewater? Arran Rapids north of Stuart Island in B.C., for instance. Is usage and meaning broader than just for rivers? Is historical meaning as important as that assigned by an organization? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.106.108.36 (talk) 10:28, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

  • You are totally right that "rapids" can mean more than what is described in the article. You are welcome to expand on that. -- P 1 9 9 • TALK 13:12, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

"Rapid" or "Rapids"?[edit]

Why is this article titled "Rapid" and not "Rapids"? Both the OED and the American Heritage Dictionary say "usually plural" for this sense of the word "rapid" and I have never seen it used in the singular. . . Jim - Jameslwoodward (talk to mecontribs) 17:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done You're right. The article does have references to "categorization of a rapid", which sounds ok, but what exactly is a rapid? --BDD (talk) 20:37, 14 December 2015 (UTC)