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Flaming Gorge UT (#0045)

Flaming Gorge UT (#0045)
Looking up the Flaming Gorge reservoir, which is 91 miles long. I had not realized until visiting here that Flaming Gorge is the Green River and that the reservoir is part of the Colorado River Storage project.

Jason LXIII, Ulrich John, kiiti, slgwv have particularly liked this photo


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slgwv
slgwv
Yup! IIRC the dam was completed in 1963, right toward the end of the great era of dam-building, when they were still Symbols of Progress. Flaming Gorge also didn't get the attention that (say) Yampa or even Glen Canyon got, tho it was certainly scenic in its own right. There was little protest at its flooding.
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
On my first cross-country drive in 1967 (on the way to my next duty post in Monterey), we passed north of it and were somehow aware that it had been an area of protest. That memory of it as being politically questionable has stuck in my mind ever since, which is one reason I wanted to see it.
22 months ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Interesting--IIRC Marc Reisner said, in _Cadillac Desert_, that the sea change in public attitudes toward big dams came in the mid-60s, with the reaction to the proposals for dams in the Grand Canyon (at Marble Canyon and Bridge Canyon, to be exact). But presumably opposition was an actively growing minority opinion before that--

Haven't been on that side of the dam. Here's a view looking back east, from off the highway toward Manila:
www.ipernity.com/doc/289859/23516933
That's also a route worth taking if you get a chance
22 months ago. Edited 22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to slgwv
That's a wonderful view from your photograph. I had intended to come down the Manila side, but was running short of time, will be another visit.
22 months ago.
slgwv has replied to Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Thanks! So many roads, so little time-- ;)
22 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
very nice landscape
22 months ago.