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Thursday, July 13, 2006
  Notice on the dam

It says: AUTOMATIC TURBINE ACTION MAY RELEASE SWIFT WATER ANY TIME WITHOUT WARNING. NO ACCESS BEYOND CABLE AT ALL TIMES. I think that should be "any time" instead of "all times". And "swift water" seems a little over delicate- don't they mean "absolutely huge gushes of water that could sink your boat and drown you"? The old-fashioned writing is nice though. The dam, called Tom Miller dam, was built in the 30's (1938 to 1940), an era of great modernist design; Austin also has a gorgeous 30's power station, which I will capture pictorially for you soon.
How big is the dam?
Good post, thanks
100.5 feet high, 1,590 feet long, 155 feet thick at base, 22.8 feet thick at top.
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