Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My World Tuesday #40: "Jordan Lake"


"Jordan Lake Sunset"
Greensboro, NC - May 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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Jordan Lake is one of the two major reservoir projects in the Raleigh/Durham area completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1980's. But while the two lakes were initially flooded within a year of each other, the projects' timelines could not have been more different. the Jordan Lake project first wen ton the drawing board in 1963 in response to a tropical storm that caused extensive flooding and damage along the Haw River in 1945. The project wasn't actually started however until 10 years later, and it wasn't completed until another 10 years after that. By contrast, construction of the Falls Lake Dam began in 1978 and completed in 1981. Jordan Lake's 14,000 acres of water serve as a State Park, and as the chief water supply for much of Durham and Chatham Counties. This view was taken a week ago from a bridge on Highway 751 in Chatham County. My Summer Stock Sunday for this week came from the same location, but shows the view in the opposite direction.
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16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place! Wouldn't mind spending so time there. Great shot, Mojo, as always! Have a great week!

Janie said...

Looks like a beautiful and useful reservoir. Funny how the construction of the 2 days followed such different timelines. Politics, probably.

James said...

Simple beauty.

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot!
And peaceful -
It really reminds me of the place where my grandparents had their summerhouse.

Tranquility said...

Looks like a great location for a picnic and a swim!

ewok1993 said...

that looks like a favorite spot for the students and non students as well.

Marja said...

Beautiful lake I love how it is surrounded by all these trees

Wren said...

A lovely spot, I never would have guessed it was man-made. Your photo exudes a sense of peace I can only imagine is rooted in the place itself.

VALKYRIEN said...

I would have loved to walk my dog - and camera - at this beautiful place! It almost looks like one of the small lakes I sometimes visit nearby Oslo!

Jack and Joann said...

Pretty lake. I agree that it would be nice to hit the trail and go for a walk there.

Ishtar said...

Wow. Not sure which view is the most beautiful, but it's a lovely lake!

Babooshka said...

Well you know this is my kind of landing spot.

I have a heap of emails to get through this week so expect answers to questions soon, that's if my blog is still going.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Nice vantage with the glistening water surface. Sometimes a project like this and the cause of its long delay to finish could be due to the enormity of the work. Sometimes it's Politics that slows it down. If not, too much debate ...and hush hush and opposition. :)

Good morning from Down Under.

magiceye said...

this is lovely! idyllic!

Arija said...

Nicw lake with forests all around. A useful and beautiful plsce.

Marites said...

It looks so serene and beautiful! Nice capture.

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