Saturday, October 10, 2009

A great time kayaking around Lake Powell, oogling the houseboats and enjoying the wonderful scenery. The water was like glass when we started but the waves came in to challenge my abilities.

Tour of the Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in the United States. It stands 710 feet tall. Wow this is an amazing work to build and now to provide water and electricity for us. The discharge capacity from the outlet pipes is 15,00 cubic feet per second and from the spillways its 208,00 cubic feet per second. The dam produces approximately five billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric power a year enough for about 4000,000 households.

A great view from the dam...

1 comment:

  1. Yea, Arizona! We will be home tomorrow. Looks like fun at Lake Powell. Don't get snowed in at the Grand Canyon.