Glen Canyon Dam has been in the news lately for opening up the pen stocks to let the water flow from Lake Powell into the Colorado River in order to recreate the beaches along the Colorado. We just visited Glen Canyon Dam in January and I finally copied all my photos from my desktop and laptop onto a portable external drive that I can access at work during my lunch hour for faster internet speed.
While at the Dam, we were given our own private tour of the "innards" and working parts. Tom is really into dams and he has been here several times. All in all it was pretty interesting. It took years to build and the water in Lake Powell is at it's lowest point ever. There was a time in the early 90's when they feared the water would overtop the dam but it didn't happen. Anyway, here are some photos.
A photo of the dam from the visitor's center
The bridge over the canyon
One of the buckets used to bring in the tons and tons of concrete
Inside the dam