Buffalo Bill Dam

Yesterday we visited the Buffalo Bill Dam. We’re camped on the reservoir made by it. The dam was finished in 1909 to provide water and irrigation to this area. In 1922 they added a power plant and in the 1990’s they increased the height of the dam by 25 feet. That increased the amount of water in the reservoir by 50%. The state park and the campgrounds were rebuilt.  In the first picture, there’s a bunch of drift wood gathered at the dam.  They collect it once a year.  In the last picture, you can see the power station in the bottom middle.

A cold front came through here yesterday afternoon. The temperature has dropped 15 degrees and it’s really windy. Tomorrow we move to Bighorn Canyon – probably won’t have internet – hope the wind calms down!

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