Friday, October 1, 2010

274/365 - Redridge

A lake with fall reflections.
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An autumn view of the Redridge reservoir.

The reservoir was created by the massive Redridge Steel Dam, which was built by a combination of the Atlantic and Baltic Mines. Both needed water for their mills, which were built on Lake Superior, nearby. Together, they built a unique dam, which still stands today.

However, the dam is not fully intact. It had holes cut in it during the 70's, to reduce the level of the water and avoid the danger of overflowing. The reservoir used to be filled to the top of the tree level in this photo, but now it is considerably lower. There are fields full of preserved tree stumps left on the new shores.

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