Photographer's Note

Of course, I was inspired here by Rob's pictures of Hoover Dam and his collages. But it is the different place.
There are two big dams on Colorado River. Hoover Dam was opened in 1936. Its height is 221.4 m and length 379 m. The artificial lake created is Lake Mead. On this photo is Glen Canyon Dam, almost the same height - 220 m, a bit longer - 480 m. Opened in 1966.

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam near the town of Page. The forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of33 km3. The dam is named for Glen Canyon, a series of deep sandstone gorges now flooded by the reservoir; Lake Powell is named for John Wesley Powell, who in 1869 led the first expedition to traverse the Colorado's Grand Canyon by boat.
Like many dams, it was very controversial. In addition to its flooding of the scenic Glen Canyon, the dam's economic justification was questioned by some critics. It became "a catalyst for the modern environmental movement," and was one of the last dams of its size to be built in the United States. The dam has been criticized for the large evaporative losses from Lake Powell and its impact on the ecology of the Grand Canyon, which lies downstream; environmental groups continue to advocate for the dam's removal. Water managers and utilities state that the dam is a major source of renewable energy and provides a vital defense against severe droughts.

I use here the idea of collage to show the view of the dam from both sides and the view of the Colorado River from the bridge over it. I have an impression that most people do not look at Workshops, so in this way they can see all photos :).

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