Wednesday, June 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday - U is for Under the Dam Tower

U is for Under the Dam Tower............

the dam tower in the flood zone

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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  1. That's a great angle. sometimes man made structures can be equal to nature. Bet this is awesome to see working. Great choice.

  2. It was interesting to see the dam at to so very different times of the year. Photographically I preferred the flood...

  3. Both pictures are pretty cool. It must be special to be there to see it at both times. In this picture I can see a water mark where the top of the water was in the other one.

  4. I really like the style of this and the narrative is fascinating - I've never seen anything like it.

  5. We have a reservoir in the next county, which is actually used for drinking water, but it suffers the same dramatic rises and falls. There is a tower there, too, but the base is never visible. It will be a true drought before that happens! Unlikely.

  6. I know what you mean, Kathy. Either way, the scene has great power as a metaphor. I like how you have articulated this!

  7. Kathy it always amazes me too, and to add, it can be also a risky job too. Excellent capture. Anna :)


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