I had always wanted to see this
monster of a civil engineering project. Some jobs just do so much
and mean so much in the history of mankind - Hoover Dam is one of
them. The water, electricity, and flood control it provides has
allowed the southwest United States to thrive and prosper. Who
knows what kind of a backwater this area would have remained without
That is Lake Mead in the
background. The white strip around the side is about 90-feet
below full. The result of four years of drought.
The dam is so big its hard to get
into a single shot. Here are several partial shots and a link to
a movie of the downstream side of the canyon.
You better get a helicopter if you
want a full picture of this dam.
Susanne getting blown away - windy in
The crews used bowsun seats to work
while hanging off the edge of the canyon.
Pretty far down there - over 570-feet
from top to bottom.
Now for that link to the movie I made
Here (they take a
long time to download - be patient). The movie is taken
from the upper floor of the parking garage for the visitors center.