Monday, April 25, 2011

Hoover Dam

Damn big dam.
The Colorado River below the dam.

Another tidbit of information: The volume of water in Lake Mead would cover all of Connecticut to a depth of 10 feet. Funny, when we visited Death Valley, the park is said to be as big a Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. Nice to know little old Connecticut isn't forgotten out here in big sky country.

Lake Mead is more than 100 feet below normal due to a ten year long drought. Lake Mead is literally the life blood to several western states providing municipal water, electricity and water for agriculture.

This is only one bay area of 110 mile long Lake Mead. That's actually two very large marinas on the west side of the lake.

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