Releasing High Water

by Larry Nelson May. 30, 2011 1832 views

Norfork Lake has been near the top of the dam, and ten flood gates have been opened to release the water to reduce the lake level. Several dams are used to manage flooding along the White River in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. The White River eventually empties into the Arkansas River and into the Mississippi River.

Water is nearing the top of the Norfork Dam.

The floodgates at the end of the dam are releasing tons of water every minute.

A closer view showing the water flowing.

Looking upstream toward the open floodgates at the dam.

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Beth 5 years, 11 months ago

it's amazing how much power flows out when the dam is releasing water. love the deep colors in the last shot.

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Helen Hooker 5 years, 11 months ago

Great set - they really show the power of the water.

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Moira 5 years, 11 months ago

I like the last shot of this set, nice colours.

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Marsha 5 years, 11 months ago

Those big dams and the huge amounts of water are just awe-inspiring. Nice angles and looks to capture this one, Larry!

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Jacki 5 years, 11 months ago

Fascinating how they can control all that water, great shots, Larry.

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Abdul Rahman 5 years, 11 months ago

This is cool. I bet the sound that the water gushing out made was awesome.

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Tom 5 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful captures well done good reportage

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 11 months ago

Wow! These give great perspectives on the amount of water that dam is holding back! Put the last in my faves because it's just a beautiful shot!

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