August 31, 2015

Glen Canyon Dam

In 1956, President Eisenhower detonated the first dynamite blast from the White House to start construction. Ten million tons of concrete later the dam was completed in 1964.

The Dam stands 583 ft. above the original river channel.
At the base, the dam is 300ft wide tapering towards 25ft at the top.

1 of 5 15ft. diameter turbines used in the hydroelectric plant.

Bermuda grass lawn at the dams base is mowed every Thursday.

Students travel through access tunnels bored into bedrock to reach the interior of the dam.

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