Monday, February 20, 2012
Update on Dam Restoration at Mountain Lakes
The ice operation closed down around 1930, as refrigerators became more widely available. The stone wall extending the length of the dam is completely new, designed to mimic the original wall that now lies buried under the expanded earthen portion of the dam. For safety reasons, the dam is now broader and several feet higher than previously.
This is my favorite vista, standing at the northwest, upstream end of the lakes, looking down.