LAKE KUINA AND THE RIVERS THAT FLOW INTO IT -- Showcasing the Beautiful and Primitive Watershed Behind AHA DAM
The AHA DAM was built 30 years ago, and is part of a system of reservoirs that provide the water for 1,000,000 locals, 5,000,000 tourists, and 100,000 US Military related folks who live or visit here every year.
HOW BIG IS THE DAM ?
Even the spillway alone is higher than NIAGRA FALLS, and about as wide as the gap across the HORSESHOE of the same Falls.
Looking down from the roadway that crosses the Dam, you will be impressed to know that you are way higher than the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE over San Francisco Bay.
Okinawa is a small island, but the Civil Engineers know their stuff.
The sign board above shows some of the things to be seen in the vicinity of the Dam and Reservoir.
This is just one of many similar spots on Okinawa that combine the needs of man with the best efforts to protect the often-impenetrable watersheds that supply them.