Lot’s of excitement at #GlenCanyonDam in 1983, old Seldom Seen Smith came close to getting his wish but @USBR engineered a solution

1983 – Color photo of Glen Canyon Dam spillway failure from cavitation, via OnTheColorado.com

This is quite a series of video from the USBR and Awesome Science detailing the problems in 1983 at Glen Canyon Dam after first fill of Lake Powell and the destruction in the left spillway. They also show the reconstruction of the spillways and testing afterward. They’ll likely never be used again.

Seldom Seen’s prayer at about Glen Canyon Dam from The Monkey Wrench Gang — Edward Abbey

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