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Grand Coulee Dam - Largest Concrete Structure in the US

Grand Coulee Dam - Largest Concrete Structure in the US

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 ...
Rating of 303/04/2009673Google Earth Logo
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Rhine flows into Lake Constance

Rhine flows into Lake Constance

The river Rhine flows through Lake of Constance. He flows into in Hard, Austria.
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Broken dam anniversary, Vega de tera

Broken dam anniversary, Vega de tera

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...
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Dike Kokaral. hope for the future

Dike Kokaral. hope for the future

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...
No rating yet01/04/2009410Google Earth Logo
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Mubarak Pumping Station

Mubarak Pumping Station

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...
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on 11 May 1951

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on 11 May 1951

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.
No rating yet10/30/2008254Google Earth Logo
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Hydropower station in Neufinsing

Hydropower station in Neufinsing

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...
Rating of 307/16/2008297Google Earth Logo
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Modern resevoir in remote Africa

Modern resevoir in remote Africa

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.
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Zipingpu dam

Zipingpu dam

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.
No rating yet05/15/20081,111Google Earth Logo
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Colorado River tour

Colorado River tour

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...
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Sloman Dam

Sloman Dam

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.
No rating yet03/06/2008752Google Earth Logo
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Amazon River tour

Amazon River tour

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...
Rating of 502/10/20082,240Google Earth Logo

Gudenaa (River Guden) tour

Gudenaa (River Guden) tour

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...
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Kiel Canal tour

Kiel Canal tour

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...
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Suez Canal tour

Suez Canal tour

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 ...
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Morning Glory Spillway

Morning Glory Spillway

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.
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The Definitive Source of the River Thames

The Definitive Source of the River Thames

Here is the confirmed location of the source of the River Thames.
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Tunkhannock Viaduct

Tunkhannock Viaduct

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunkhannock_Viaduct
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholson%2C_Pennsylvania
which explains:
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 ...
No rating yet12/18/2007447Google Earth Logo
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Lock System on Kennett Canal

Lock System on Kennett Canal

System of 29 locks on Kennett and Avon Canal near Devizes
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New canal near Great Wall of China

New canal near Great Wall of China

Not often do you see a canal being dug. This one is a massive scale. Interesting commentary on Chinese development.
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Nordkanal - Grand Canal du Nord

Nordkanal - Grand Canal du Nord

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.
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Strépy-Thieu boat lift

Strépy-Thieu boat lift

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.

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Water way cross

Water way cross

"Mittelland" channel crosses the River "Weser"
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Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift

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.
No rating yet09/11/2007379Google Earth Logo
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Dam - Censored

Dam - Censored

This dam in Yorktown Hights is censored.
No rating yet09/05/2007588Google Earth Logo
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