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This is the view looking back up out of the little hole at the bottom of the dam. Looking back up to where we came from. Pretty cool!
This was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. That shaft was spinning so fast. It is the stainless shaft of the turbine. Kinda loud in there too. It was huge, looked like something out of a science fiction movie!
Here is the original Dam that was built during the depression and finished after WWII. In the foreground is the 2nd power plant, and the #1 power plant is on the far side there. With the Spillway in the middle. During the summer from Memorial day to Labor day they put a laser show on the face of the dam and spillway. When the water is coming over the spillway the laser show is awesome. There is enough concrete in the whole dam to make a 4 foot wide side walk around the world almost twice!!
Here we are walking back to our cars. This is on top of the part of the dam that has the 3rd plant in it. The crane is used to pick up the grates that go in front of the pick ups for the turbines. They pick them up with that crane and then sand blast them over by the edge there near the crane! Pretty big grates to need a crane that big! Wow! It was so much fun to go through this Dam. Amazing American Inginuity!