DAM-IT! Post Your Dam Pics

Discussion in 'Photos' started by GS Bones, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. GaryKLR

    GaryKLR Two Wheel Gravel Grinder

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    Bikes below the dam.

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    Dam gates.

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    Looking down the overflow.

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    Other side of the dam.

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  2. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    kinda small huh...misty too.
  3. Kidder

    Kidder Poser

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    Yet another pic of Cheoah Dam, Tapoco, Graham County, North Carolina, USA. Early morning and a little misty. It started raining on my way back up the Dragon.

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  4. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    that's a beautiful area and Dam site. Love that one. :thumb
  5. Grimace 2/9

    Grimace 2/9 Adventurer

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    Poor picture of Dworshack Dam
  6. Grimace 2/9

    Grimace 2/9 Adventurer

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    Little Goose on the Sanke River, near Starbuck, WA. I work at this one.
  7. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    Found these 2 while I was out looking for a fun place to ride during " Bike Week "

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    Its all part of the Army Corp Flood Control system. Great place to ride

    Funny thing was, It was " BIKE WEEK " and I rode 8 hours on 2 different days, and NEVER saw another bike out there. :clap
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  8. BCBackRoads

    BCBackRoads Travels with Gumby

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    Great thread. I also love dams, for their varied engineering and sometimes graceful lines. The sheer number and variety of dams on the Columbia River system in the US and Canada is simply amazing.

    Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Central Washington.
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    Long Lake Dam on the Spokane River is obviously an older dam. Interesting Design.
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    This dam on the Spokane River is right in downtown Spokane at the City Park. Beautiful spot in a very pretty city.
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    The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is the only river crossing in many miles. We were stopped by security and had to produce picture ID before we were allowed to cross. No stopping and no photos of the dam or lock while crossing. Odd as there was no issue in photos after we crossed.
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    A couple of Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in NE Montana.
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    To get an idea of the scale, those dots are people walking on the dam.
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  9. Sundance

    Sundance Adventurer

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    That is the Applegate Dam.
  10. mmg781

    mmg781 Been here awhile

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    Grand Falls, New Brunswick. I stopped here on my way to a Phish festival in 2003...IT! Hydroelectric dam on the St. John River.

    I'd say they were releasing some water...
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    A closer view
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    That's all I have!
  11. lagcam

    lagcam Been here awhile

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    Old Mill in Independence, IA. I cheated with the moon - it was a separate photo with a long lens. Stripped it in with photoshop.

    You can tour the mill, and the level of engineering in there is amazing for the mid 1800s. It's Indee's big tourist attraction. Along with one bar for every 20 residents. :D

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  12. lifeofadvntr

    lifeofadvntr Master Adventurer

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  13. mmg781

    mmg781 Been here awhile

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    Barkhamstead Reservoir, CT. No foliage yet!
    Wife in foreground, stone castle control structure in background.
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    Spillway dam
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    Our Strom on the dam road.
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  14. fallzboater

    fallzboater Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass

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    I first read about the 1976 Teton Dam failure in Cadillac Desert. Amazing porkbarrel story. Check out this site for more info:
    http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/faculty/sylvester/Teton%20Dam/welcome_dam.html

    I visited the dam site on the next-to-last day of my cross-country Elefant ride last month. I had to ride down a boat ramp to get to this section of road, which was well under water for a (very brief) time. You can see the intake tower in the upper left-hand part of the picture.

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  15. Kidder

    Kidder Poser

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    Wow, nice gear. But wearing those tennis shoes is pretty DAM dumb. :rofl
  16. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Victoria Dam, MI

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  17. Snowfreak

    Snowfreak Long timer

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    Work being done
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    And the workers hard at it
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  18. lasercustoms

    lasercustoms Been here awhile

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    I was going to start my own dam thread but then I saw this one. So i guess I'll just put my dam pictures here.
    Wheeler Dam
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    And one of the biggest single locks.
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    OOPS Its sideways. Well this is just one of the may dams in the Tennessee River Vally.
  19. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    The pumpspeicherkraftwerk at Vianden in Luxembourg, October 20, 2008.


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  20. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Summersville Lake earthen dam........WVa.
    Look close....that's me at the top, waving.
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    The lake................
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    The spillway.........
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    The start of some of the best whitewater rafting on the planet. :thumb