Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Hoover Dam

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Hoover Dam

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:12 am

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The above photograph I shot in 1982 with my Kodak Instamatic, the last time that the spillways spilled at the Hoover Dam. The below photograph was taken yesterday:

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This is the bridge I was standing on that passes over the spillways just before they disappear into incredible tunnels that bring the excess water around the turbines and into the Colorado below:

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Post by hambone » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:51 pm

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Beloved Southwest

Post by Sylvester » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:41 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Image

The above photograph I shot in 1982 with my Kodak Instamatic, the last time that the spillways spilled at the Hoover Dam.
Why is that?
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by hambone » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:45 am

Most of the water goes thru the turbines. Only time they use the spillways is for maintenance or when there are high water events. The water levels have been very low for years so there has been no need.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Beloved Southwest

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:44 am

Sylvester wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Image

The above photograph I shot in 1982 with my Kodak Instamatic, the last time that the spillways spilled at the Hoover Dam.
Why is that?
Sufficient rains.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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