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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: D is for Dam


When you're ready to drop from fatigue at Shelley Lake, you can rest on the bench on top of the dam and look at the lake.
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Down below the dam, water from the lake drips and gushes into a pool and then it floats into the stream.
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In the winter the dam is brown and in the summer it's green. The Shelley Lake dam frequently has geese waddling downhill searching for dribs and drabs of nourishment.
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Dams are diverse in design and size and diverge from each other based on what they are required to do. Shelley Lake Dam is relatively small (53 acre lake and park land - I think that's a combined figure). The next Dam (Falls Lake Dam) is a man made reservoir which covers approximately 12,500 acres with water and is surrounded by 25,000 acres of public land.
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The Falls Lake dam has information about how it was built and what is does.
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If you are interested in the Falls Lake Dam and can't read the information in the photographs of the signs, you can click here to visit its website.
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For other takes on the letter D, please visit the home of ABC Wednesday.

25 comments:

Leslie: said...

This was really fascinating! And I always love all your photos...you feel like you can just jump in and BE there! Have a great week!

Leslie
ABCW Team

Andy said...

I really give a dam about your photos. They are great!

Reader Wil said...

Very interesting post! What you call "dam", we call a dyke. We need them to protect us against the sea and the river.
Have a wonderful week.

Ann Nichols said...

Totally fascinating! How well you used the letter D in such an interesting and fun way. And the photos - perfect!
Ann

Cezar and Léia said...

My dear Carver,
your post is magnificent, this Dam place is very special, thanks for sharing your pictures.
My favorite is the first picture, brilliant idea!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post for the D Day as always, Carver!! Love your photos and a great collection of D words! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jedediah said...

Great photos. I was born in a region of Germany that has a lot of man-made reservoirs and I always enjoy taking a walk around them, in real life or via your blogpost.

Margaret said...

Fascinating. I love the first photo in particular.

photowannabe said...

As others have said, this is truly fascinating. I love the sign that tells how to build a dam.
I especially like the first picture of the lone bench on top of the berm. Excellent.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Enjoyable entry about a D-word :)

EG Wow said...

Fun post, Carver! I have a dam today too. Great minds, eh?

Cezar and Léia said...

Liked the instructions on "how to build a dam"... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Tumblewords: said...

Gotta love dams. Your photos are always so beautifully displayed!

Genie said...

I like your take on the letter D. We are off to celebrate my 72nd birthday - yesterday - this weekend so I will be shooting the dam out at our beloved Douthat State Park. I a fascinated by them, and in the winter they seem just as beautiful as in the summer. These hots are really nice and make for a great series.

Roger Owen Green said...

a dam fine post; great photos.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Very good picture sequence. I wanted to use Dam for mine, but didn't get a chance to visit a Dam that is within driving distance from us. Maybe next Round.

Kay L. Davies said...

I want to see those geese walking down the dam. What a sight that must be. Fascinating post, Carver.
-- K

Martha said...

Beautiful photos!

chubskulit said...

Lovely!

Want to find out my D, come and see!

ChrisJ said...

That photo of the bench on the skyline is very Dramatic! I really do love it and am not saying that to get in another 'D'. Great photo and interesting post.

Sara Katt said...

Great choice for D! Interesting photo-essay too. I would not have thought about dam for D!
Purrs,
Sara Cat
Sara Cat's ABCWedrd-8-D 'D as in Dog'

Dhemz said...

awesome shots...:) Check out my ABC Wednesday entry too! Thanks a lot, much appreciated!

Starnitesky said...

Delightful photos, I especially like the bench so simple but effective.

Vicki said...

Great post for the letter "D"! Wonderful pictures too!

Indrani said...

Dams are interesting subjects, I too like to stop and capture shots while crossing dams. You got a great series.

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