Monday, July 18, 2011
The Dam!!! We got to got to an exclusive tour of the dam that not many people get to do. We met Joe who taught us what the dam is used for. There were four uses which included flood control, low flow augmentation, navigation and recreation. Joe taught us how to pronounce Corps correctly! We learned that they had to rise the dam 19 feet in the spring due to the flooding in the Mississippi. If you tried to jump off the platform of the the dam there is a high probability that you would fall to your death and painfully! We also learned that a man was sledding on the hill near the dam in the winter and broke his back. But turns out he was a wanted criminal, so it all worked out.