Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elephant Butte Dam - Rio Grande built ca 1914

Here is the dam north of T or C where Becky directed me to see the CCC Camp buildings that a group hopes to rehab soon. Also there is a big building with windows where we shared a beverage and food may be served. Fun architecture. According to Becky, traffic stopped on the bridge after 911. Per Wikipedia "At the time of its construction, the dam was the largest irrigation dam ever built with the exception of the Nile dam at Assouan, Egypt.The name "Elephant Butte" refers to a volcanic core similar to Devils Tower in Wyoming. It is now an island in the lake. The butte was said to have the shape of an elephant."

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