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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon May 06, 2013 12:16 pm

By one of the tallest did they mean top 50 its not as tall as some of the tallest worldwide

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King Fahd's Fountain (1985) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at 260 meters (853 feet) is currently the tallest continually-running fountain in the world.The fountain jets sea water from the Red Sea.

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The World Cup Fountain in the Han-gang River in Seoul, Korea. (2002), advertises a height of 202 meters (663 feet).

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The Gateway Geyser, (1995), next to the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, shoots water 192 meters (630 feet) in the air. It is the tallest fountain in the United States.

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Port Fountain (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan, rises to height of 190 meters (620 feet) making it the fourth tallest fountain.

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Fountain Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona (1970). Can reach 171 meters (562 feet) every hour when all three pumps are operating, but normally runs at 91 meters, or 300 fee

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The Dubai Fountain, opened in 2009 next to Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. The fountain performs once every half hour to recorded music, and shoots water to height of 73 meters, or 240 feet. The fountain also has extreme shooters, not used in every show, which can reach 150 meters, or 492 feet.

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The Captain Cook Memorial Jet in Canberra (1970), 147 meters

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The Jet d'eau, in Geneva (1951),140 meters (459 feet)

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Postby S33 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:31 pm

The old one couldn't have been over 150' feet.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 06, 2013 5:38 pm

According to visitomaha.com, which has had this description of the park for a few years.
Catch the spectacular Heartland of America Fountain with its 300-ft water jet and light show.

http://www.visitomaha.com/listings/Heartland-of-America-Park-Fountain/56947/0/
But I agree, I don't think the old fountain was really shooting water 300 ft into the air.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu May 30, 2013 5:00 pm

It appears they were testing the fountain today...my guess is they hope to have it up and running for the Taste of Omaha.

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Postby Brad » Fri May 31, 2013 9:34 am

skinzfan23 wrote:It appears they were testing the fountain today...my guess is they hope to have it up and running for the Taste of Omaha.


Awesome!  Can't wait to see it working again!
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Postby Coyote » Fri May 31, 2013 1:21 pm

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Postby RNcyanide » Fri May 31, 2013 1:56 pm

About time!!!
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Postby guitarguy » Fri May 31, 2013 4:47 pm

This is so nice and so sorely missed! Looks good... do I remember reading something about it shooting the water even higher now?

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Postby Coyote » Fri May 31, 2013 5:03 pm

One 400-horsepower pump will power the center spout to shoot water more than 300 feet high.

"We've done a little research ourselves. It will be one of the tallest in the world," Bench said.
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Postby Collin » Fri May 31, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm so excited to see this! It feels like it's been forever since I last saw it! This is from the WOWT city cam earlier tonight.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:51 am

Is it no longer lit up? We were at taste of O and it was never lit up :(  also how often does it go over 300 feet? We watched the band play for 2 hours and it never went high...

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Postby thenewguy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:26 am

Im not sure if it coincedence or by design, but the only times i remember seeing it shoot high were nights that it wasnt expected to be real windy.
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Postby Uffda » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:00 pm

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Postby Uffda » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:01 pm

Also the last time I was down there the step falls were dry. it was nice to see them flowing again

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Postby skinzfan23 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:14 am

Very nice, thanks for the pictures.  I hope that the restored fountain is lit up.  I also noticed they restored the old smaller fountain as well and it is now working.  Great to see.

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Postby Brad » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Awesome!  Thanks for the Photo Update!
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:37 pm

It looks like the fountain only worked on Friday? We we'd there both Saturday and Sunday and it was not on at all

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Postby Collin » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:37 am

The fountain was on and looking good last night! Never shot very high though. Could that be because of the wind?

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Postby Admin » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Sweet! Thanks for the pics!

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Postby Brad » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Yes, it self adjusts depending on wind speed.
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Postby Brad » Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:35 pm

Here is one from Tonight.  Never really went very high.

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Postby ThatGuy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:23 pm

Nice pic, Brad. We have been down there at least 5x since they were fixed and never seen them any higher than that.

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Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:37 pm

SO that begs the question: Are they totally fixed and that is as high as they will get; Are they totally fixed, but not shooting for its height yet; Are they not yet totally fixed?
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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:36 pm

Coyote wrote:SO that begs the question: Are they totally fixed and that is as high as they will get; Are they totally fixed, but not shooting for its height yet; Are they not yet totally fixed?


I haven't seen it nearly as high as it use to be.  All the construction equipment is still down there.
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Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:05 pm

If the equipment is still there, does it look like they are still testing the fountain?
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Postby Brad » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:34 am

Coyote wrote:If the equipment is still there, does it look like they are still testing the fountain?


Not sure?  Nobody around when I am down there.  I wonder if they are still breaking everything in?
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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:09 pm

Is the fountain on some type of schedule or something... I have gone down there two different times and its been off, however other days I am in the old market and you can see it going strong...  Last night it was off.
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Postby Collin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:18 am

Heartland Of America Park Fountain Turning On Again

New features have been added to the water spray and light show. There will be live music and it all begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Postby guitarguy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:06 pm

Are we to assume that the disappointing operation from before was not the full capabilities they had been talking about with 250' high water streams?

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Postby Brad » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:35 am

What's with the fountain, to me, it seems to be on a completely RANDOM schedule of when its on and when its not on.  Any ideas?
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Postby thenewguy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:20 am

I have driven by on multiple occassions and it has been at its old taller height
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Postby Garrett » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:28 am

Are fountains in Omaha still running this time of year?
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Postby Coyote » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:43 am

Axel wrote:Are fountains in Omaha still running this time of year?


I was hoping for sunset colors and fountain tonight (5:55 pm) but got neither:

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Postby thenewguy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:57 am

Axel wrote:Are fountains in Omaha still running this time of year?


looks like its off now. I saw it running monday or tuesday
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Speaking of the park... I've noticed that the parking lot here is almost always full during the day. Who is using this lot?
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Coyote wrote:Speaking of the park... I've noticed that the parking lot here is almost always full during the day. Who is using this lot?


People that don't want to pay to park downtown. Its always the first lot full during CU and UNO Games as well.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Coyote » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:36 pm

Drove by the HoA Park and heard some water falling so I parked and found this was on:

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby justnick » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:24 pm

is the fountain busted again or is there a reason it wasn't on today?

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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

Postby Brad » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:25 pm

justnick wrote:is the fountain busted again or is there a reason it wasn't on today?


Too early in the season. They were just getting it ready last week.
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Re: Heartland Park fountain damaged (Fixed)

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Random question.... is anyone allowed to kayak on the lake?


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