March 6

There was a time when a night view of Garrison Dam in the winter could be quite spectacular. That was taken away from us when the Global War on Terror descended on the United States.  Now potentially key targets are under high security, including Garrison Dam. If it were to go, it would unleash a tidal wave down stream, potentially overwhelming, perhaps even breaking dams down stream all the way to Omaha, Nebraska.

I was unaware of the limits when I headed up to Garrison for a night-time photo. I had planned to drive the frontage road past the dam to shoot it and it’s lights from down stream.  That area is inaccessible as far as I can determine.

So, I settled for this shot of the cooling towers of the hydroelectric power plant inside Garrison Dam.

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