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Panorama of Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona | by D200-PAUL
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Panorama of Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

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This panorama was constructed using Photoshop Elements to stitch two landscape oriented images horizontally.


According to Wikipedia, Both the reservoir and the masonry dam that created it, Theodore Roosevelt Dam, were named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in March 1911. Roosevelt Lake is a popular recreation destination within the Tonto National Forest, as such the facilities located at this lake are managed by that authority. Roosevelt Lake is the oldest of the six reservoirs constructed and operated by the Salt River Project. It also has the largest storage capacity of the six lakes with the ability to store 1,653,043 acre feet (2.039 km3) of water when the conservation limit of Roosevelt Dam is reached. When the dam is in flood-control mode, the lake can store 2,910,200 acre feet (3.590 km3) of water. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires all water over the conservation limit to be released from the lake within 20 days.


According to a site plaque, before necessary modifications could be made to the Theodore Roosevelt Lake Dam (which created the lake), this $21.3 million bridge had to be built to relocate traffic off the dam. The bridge, spanning 1,080 feet (330m) across Theodore Roosevelt Lake, is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America and its design had to address a number of obstacles. Among these were: the porous limestone foundation, a small width to height ratio and erection 300 feet (90m) above the water.


Panorama of Theodore Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

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Taken on June 13, 2011