Wednesday, August 29, 2012

EXPOSED! Lock & Dam #1 on Osage

This summer’s drought has drastically lowered water levels on major waterways throughout the. Midwest. The Corps of Engineers first major water control project on the Osage – built around the turn of the last century to facilitate steamboat travel – it was if anything an impediment to river commerce. This morning the crumbling hulk lay exposed to sun and camera…. A reminder that water resource projects have a finite usefulness and then become relics and dangerous ruins.