Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Dam

Dam Power Point Presentation
Sheri Harral clarifies a question from Rose.

The Treehouse Senior Apartments were the place to be at 2 PM this Tuesday if you wanted up to date information and an in depth presentation about Shasta Dam.

Sheri and Antoinette, from the Bureau of Reclamation.

The current release of 50,000 cubic feet of water per second in response to rapidly rising Lake Shasta levels has combined with already flood stage streams and tributaries on the Sacramento river to bring the water levels up to their highest since 2006.

The timing was perfect for this previously scheduled presentation about Shasta Dam at the Treehouse Senior Apartments. Sheri Harral answered questions and concerns from the residents who came to be entertained, informed and enlightened.

Sheri spoke with animation and enthusiasm while Antoinette put life into the logistics, facts, and the people who worked to build the dam. I was sold, motivated, energized, and headed up to the dam to take a few pictures of the big release.

There were more people coming and going to the dam than I usually encounter, and they were interested in sharing their past experiences with Shasta Dam. I took a few pictures of one couple, with their cell phone, and the lady took some pictures of me with my Lumix TZ1. Next stop, for me, was the visitor center, (inside and out), where there are some nice photo locations.

Outside (the visitor center)

Inside (the visitor center)

It was quite a sight and the sound was impressive. And to think that I almost missed the power point presentation except that someone, (Erma?), was thoughtful enough to stick a reminder in my apartment door frame. What a good day.

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