Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spillway gates are opened

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before that hubby works in a hydro-power plant. We live close to the plant so technically we live close to Bull Shoals Dam. Fortunately, a more elevated area from the water itself. It has been raining incessantly for the past weeks or so, resulting to the increase of the lake's water level. They had to open the spillway gates to release water back to the river. We drove down to the area the other day and took some photos of the dam. The first one shows the lake, obviously with higher than normal water level. The second one shows the spillway gates as water rushes down stream to the river. I know it looks quite scary but the dam is there to prevent the lake from flooding which had happened a long time ago.

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