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|Grand Coulee Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington. In the United States, it is the largest electric power producing facility and the largest concrete structure. It is the fifth largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world. The top producing dams are the Three Gorges Dam in China, the Guri Dam in Venezuela, the Itaipu Dam on the border of ...||03/04/2009||673|
|The river Rhine flows through Lake of Constance. He flows into in Hard, Austria.||03/02/2009||466|
| Last week, was the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, in the little Spanish village of Ribadelago.|
During the night of the 9th of January, 1959, the Dam "Vega de tera" suddenly broke due a deficiency structure. The 8 millions m3 of water of the artificial lake flood the village of Ribadelago, province of Zamora, Spain. Main part of the village was destroyed in less than one hour, and 144...
| Situated in the former USSR republic of Kazakhstan.|
Dike Kokaral,is a (concrete and sand) dike across a narrow stretch of the Aral sea, splitting off the North Aral sea from the much larger South Aral sea. The work was completed in August 2005.
Actually, the result is so positive, that the authorities of Kazakhstan, thanks with the help of the World bank is building an higher di...
|In March 2005, the Mubarak Pumping Station - centerpiece of Egypt's ambitious Toshka Project to reclaim half-a-million acres of desert - was named one of the five most outstanding civil engineering achievements of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In addition to the pumping station itself, the Toshka Project also involves the construction of 50km (31 miles) of main tra...||12/04/2008||638|
|Black and white vertical aerial photograph taken by the RAF on 11/05/1951 centred on SJ27194183 at a scale of 1:10000. The photograph includes Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as well as part of Llangollen Rural community in Wrexham.||10/30/2008||254|
|This is the hydropower station in Neufinsing.|
It was built from 1921 t o 1924. They constructed a railway ("the Moosbahn") to conway the workers from Munich to the building site. This tracks kann still be seen near the dam that devides the reservoir (Speichersee) in two parts, but they are grown over with weeds.
This reservoir was built to save the water from the melting snow for...
|While looking for more villages, I found this resevoir. If you look closely, you can make out herds of animals around the vicinity, but I cant tell what species they are.||05/16/2008||521|
|Located 20 km east of the epicenter of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, at the junction of Dujiangyan City and Wenchuan County on the upper Minjiang River the Zipingpu Hydropower Plant was brought into service in 2006. ||05/15/2008||1,111|
|The Colorado River, 'Aha Kwahwat in Mojave, Río Colorado (Red River) in Spanish, is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1450 miles, 2333 kilometers long, draining a part of the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The river course take you from the source in the impressive snow-covered mountain landscapes, over dams and lakes, through deep eroded ca...||05/12/2008||1,776|
|A little dam built in Chile in 1911, in the middle of the Atacama desert, to provide water and electricity to the nitrate mines sityuated in the near area. Now is abandoned and the power turbines dismantled.||03/06/2008||752|
|Amazon River, Rio Amazonas - Worlds largest river! Try this extensive tour of more than 6400 kilometers (3977 miles) with more than 500 placemarks (an average of more than one placemark every 13 kilometers, 8 miles) taking you on a flight over the landscape in Peru and Brazil from the Amazon River spring as a glacial stream on a snowcapped 5597 meter (18363 feet) peak called Nevado Mismi in the...||02/10/2008||2,240|
|The River Guden, the Gudenaa (in Danish: Gudenåen). Denmarks longest river. Try this tour of 176 kilometers with more than 200 placemarks which will take you on a flyover of the landscape in Jutland, Denmark from the River Guden spring in Tinnet bushes to the city of Randers. As a bonus is a flyover of Randers Fjord from Randers to the exit to the Kattegat sea. Also included is the marking of t...||02/10/2008||1,324|
|The Kiel Canal (German: Nord-Ostsee-Kanal), until 1948 known as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal, is an approximately 100 kilometer (62 mile) long canal in the German Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein that links the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Baltic Sea at Kiel-Holtenau.
Based on the old Eider Canal, open in 1784, from Holtennau, following the Eider River from Rendsburg, the Nord-Ostsee-Kan...
|The Suez Canal is a large artificial canal in Egypt, west of the Sinai Peninsula. It was originally 164 km (102 miles) long, 300 m (984 ft) wide at its narrowest point and 8 m (26 ft) deep. After multiple enlargements over time, the canal is 193 km (120 mi) long and 24 m (79 ft) deep. The canal connects Port Said (Būr Sa'īd) at Lake Manzala in the north at the Mediterranean Sea, with ...||02/10/2008||2,201|
|The Morning Glory Spillway is considered an uncontrolled spillway which is located about 200 feet behind the Monticello Dam in California. The outside diameter of the hole is 72 feet and tapers down to about 28 feet. It's size enables it to consume 48,400 cubic feet of water every second when needed.||02/06/2008||1,152|
|Here is the confirmed location of the source of the River Thames.||01/23/2008||1,384|
A local landmark, the Tunkhannock Viaduct or Nicholson Bridge has been a center of lore and legend since its completion. The legend of a person being buried in the Nicholson Bridge has been etched in the mind of locals for years. Another legend ...
|System of 29 locks on Kennett and Avon Canal near Devizes||11/20/2007||388|
|Not often do you see a canal being dug. This one is a massive scale. Interesting commentary on Chinese development. ||11/06/2007||431|
|In 1808 Napoleon started to build a 53km Channel between the rivers Rhine and Maas/Meuse to harm the british economy. When Holland and France united he stopped the project in 1811. You can follow the stretch. ||10/19/2007||543|
|The Strépy-Thieu boat lift (French: L'ascenseur funiculaire de Strépy-Thieu) lies on a branch of the Canal du Centre in the municipality of Le Rœulx, Hainaut, Belgium. With a height difference of 73.15 metres (240.0 ft) between the upstream and downstream reaches, it is the tallest boat lift in the world, and will remain so until the Three Gorges dam boat lift in China is finished.
|"Mittelland" channel crosses the River "Weser"||09/23/2007||761|
|Built in 1875 and recently restored to full working order, the boat lift is an ingenious contraption for moving boats between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal (which is 15 m higher). Boats are manouvred into tanks which are raised or lowered to the correct level where they can continue their journey.||09/11/2007||379|
|This dam in Yorktown Hights is censored.||09/05/2007||588|