Tuesday, July 13, 2010
On our way home from the family reunion, we took a detour route that took us over the Dickson Dam. I had heard about it before but never seen it, so since it was sorta on the way home, we drove over it. Neils cousin Terry works for transportation and he is the one who suggested this.
The lake they back up is called Glennifer lake Who knows where that name came from?) but it looks like a nice camping spot.
The Red Deer River really isn't that big a river, but I was still surprised how small the dam really was. Not sure it was much bigger than Carolside, although looks more impressive.
They weren't letting much water down, looks like the gates were only open about an inch, bet it would be really loud and cool looking if they were letting out lots of water.
We wondered if they generated power there, but couldn't see any lines, but still not sure.