Managing Water in the West: Hoover Dam

We thought we were reliving Apocalypse Now or Black Hawk Dawn with all the noise from the tour helicopters that filled the sky this morning.

The water level is down 67 feet.

But getting up early (1 1/2 hours before the visitor center opens) paid off because I was able to take photos without the hordes of tourists in the background.

The new memorial bridge highway named in honor of Pat Tillman.

The Hoover Dam is an incredible engineering marvel that provides water to the lower valley.

Art Deco statue.

The Art Deco elements at the dam can be found everywhere.

One of the many tunnels.

The tour below and through the dam are led by guides who are most knowledgeable–ask them anything and they’ll have the answer.

The water intakes.

What can I say?  You have to see it.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

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9 thoughts on “Managing Water in the West: Hoover Dam

  1. You got some nice shots of the place, Teresita! I’ve been there but didn’t take the tour. Looks like it paid off for you photographically.

    Thanks for all the comments on my latest blog postings. I really appreciate all of them and reply to many of them directly on my blog—don’t know if you see them or not, but I wanted you to know I appreciate you visiting and commenting often on my blog!

    Cindy

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