Colorado River Heritage Riverwalk

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    This scenic walkway, built during our winter stays in Laughlin, 2010-11, and 2011012, extends from the beginning of Casino Drive, clear up northward to Davis Dam, a distance of about 2 miles. Yesterday morning, my wife extended an offer: breakfast at the Riverside Café, then do the riverwalk. We had never traversed the entire length, having gone perhaps 1/4 of the way to the dam, when my old friend Charlie was visiting last year. His ladyfriend gave out at that point. Always ready to eat out, I quickly accepted. She took a bunch of pics, there are very well-thought out display panels along the way, and several water-stops. Here are some. Much of the small print will not be legible, but the pics are self-descriptive.

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    Below, the walkway bridge spanning Nevada S.R. 163.
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    Below, Hoover and Davis Dams from the air. Davis was completed in the early 1950s, Hoover, of course, during the '30s.
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    Below, Davis very early as construction was beginning.
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    Below, Davis completed. The top of the dam is the level line behind the bright orange hoists visible at center left. The tops of 5 ivory-colored generators are visible peeking above the powerhouse's flat roof. Below them, the frothy-white seen is water being discharged after turning the generators. The entire flow of the Colorado, in Laughlin, passes through these generators. The three overflow spillways to the right serve to allow an enormous flow bypassing the generators, in case of lake level rising too fast. On top of those three columnar structures are 4 buildings about the size of residential garages, to get an idea of the magnitude of this. Yesterday, a worker was walking about on top, barely seeable, so tiny.
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    Below, a "late-bloomer" along the way, growing right out of the rock-wall's face! Most have finished blooming earlier in March.
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    Here is a pic of the river in Laughlin, looking eastward, taken today. The airport's single runway is the long level horizontal line looking like the base of the background mountains. The Control Tower is just barely visible as a black dot, center of pic.

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    Wonderful series and very informative!

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