Grand River Dam - pray it holds  by samae

Grand River Dam - pray it holds

We drove over to see the dam yesterday. It was quite spectacular. It was quite scary driving across the very narrow bridge over the dam.

This is first hydroelectric facility constructed in Oklahoma. GRDA built the dam between December 30, 1938, and March 21, 1940, when depression-era labor was abundant. It is located between the communities of Langley and Disney, spanning a mile across the Grand River Valley and holding back the 43,500 acres of water that form Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. The six units at Pensacola Dam have a combined generation capacity of approximately 120 MW. The dam has 21 floodgates on the main spillway and 21 on the east spillways.


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Hoping that it holds...
May 27th, 2019  
Hope it holds and everyone stays safe!
May 27th, 2019  
A massive job to hold all that back!
May 27th, 2019  
Good info with the image... such power.
May 27th, 2019  
Driving over it with roaring water below? That is something.
May 27th, 2019  
@joysabin @pamknowler me too - they have evacuated anyone in the path
May 27th, 2019  
@dide @madeinnl @yaorenliu yes as you drive on top — the water gushing to your right below and on your left is the lake with level just below the railing- we decided not to cross back over 😬
May 27th, 2019  
Amazing sight - sure hoping for no more rain this week. We're nearly at 20 feet above flood stage for the river.
May 27th, 2019  
Oh wow very powerful sight...........hope you stay safe!
May 27th, 2019  
that looks so dramatic
May 27th, 2019  
Terrific depth in your composition.
May 27th, 2019  
Love the power of the water.
May 28th, 2019  
Such a magnificent sight!
May 28th, 2019  
Gosh, I do hope so for everyone's sake.
May 28th, 2019  
Powerful photo! Good thoughts to you!
May 28th, 2019  
Great composition and light. Very powerful shot.
May 28th, 2019  
It's a mighty structure and a powerful image. Always so thrilling to see such movement against something that is so resiliently static.
May 28th, 2019  
Excellent capture.
May 28th, 2019  
impressive capture! Thanks for sharing
May 28th, 2019  
what an incredible force!
May 28th, 2019  
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