U is for Under the Dam Tower............
Standing under this tall tower, it's hard to imagine that in the spring the water rises about 1/2 way up this structure, covering all that is visible in this photo. You can see that in the photo in this post.
This dam was built back in the 1950's and is an important part of the flood system for our state.
I have always found it fascinating how they have built the dam system over the area of several states, and how they all work together to control the water.
It must have taken planning on a big scale to make the whole thing work together so well.
Having experienced this structure in the dry season, and in the flood season, I don't know which one is more awesome.
When it is filled with water, there is such a feeling of sadness or loss - you know what is under all that water.
And standing under it when it is all dried out, one can feel the strength and power of this structure.
Either way, I find each to have their own sense of beauty.
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