Monday, June 26, 2017

A Dam Experience

We headed for the Woodcock Creek Dam after lunch and were greeted by a park ranger of the name Joe. Joe was a nice guy and asked us some questions to which no one answered to for a few minutes. He didn't make it easy for us and didn't give us an answer to his questions without giving us few hints. We discussed the importance of the dam being built back in 1973, having three specific goals; to prevent flooding, maintain a healthy environment in and around the creek, and for recreation purposes. We went inside the maintenance room where the crank wheels are for each valve that is responsible for letting water out from the dam into the creek are. The first impression everyone got was, wow this is very underwhelming. After our tour of the dam and our discussion with park ranger Joe, we headed to dinner.

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