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The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
"On the western flank of the Hoover Dam stands a little-understood monument, commissioned by the US Bureau of Reclamation when construction of the dam began in 01931. The most noticeable parts of this corner of the dam, now known as Monument Plaza, are the massive winged bronze sculptures and central flagpole which are often photographed by visitors. The most amazing feature of this plaza, however, is under their feet as they take those pictures."
astronomy  hooverdam  axialprocession  northstar 
february 2019 by djwudi
The 26,000-Year Astronomical Monument Hidden in Plain Sight
By combining planet locations with the angle of precession, we are able to pinpoint the time of the dam’s completion down to within a day.
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february 2019 by yorksranter
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The American illusion of water abundance - latimes.com
For 12 years, the nation's largest reservoir has dropped steadily to reveal a calcium-carbonate bathtub ring, evidence of human folly and nature's frailty — the over-allocation of the Colorado River and the drought still battering so much of the United States. The chalky, ever-widening ring is the perfect starting point to talk to the millions who show up at Hoover Dam about our need to live differently with water. Instead, the hourlong tour that my son and I took was as whitewashed as Mead's bathtub ring. It began with a film describing the system as an "assured and reliable water supply" for Southwestern cities and farms. Then, two guides led our attentive group on a bullish circuit of the generating plant and dam. Their only mention of the ring brushed it off as a high-water mark left from the Colorado River's 1983 flood, a compelling story that ended with the dam's heroic success in containing the swollen river nearly 30 years ago.
Fall  2012  November  USWest  Nevada  Arizona  ColoradoRiver  HooverDam  LakeMead  GreenPlanet  water  notes 
december 2012 by ahasteve

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