Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lakeview Dam

Hiding in plain sight in Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery is Lakeview Dam. At the time of its construction in 1978, it was the largest concrete filled dam east of the Rocky Mountains. A current Lakeview Cemetery pamphlet lists it as the largest concrete filled dam east of the Mississippi. The Lakeview Cemetery web site says “The dam is 500 feet across, 60 feet above grade and 30 feet below grade…The dam can hold back 80 million gallons of water.” It’s a lot bigger than I expected.

Here are a few photos I took of the dam when visiting the area last week. By the way, Lakeview Cemetery has some fantastic sights and I’ll be highlighting a few more of those in the near future.

Wide view of the dam (the curve is from camera distortion)

View from above the dam - the top of the Garfield Monument is also visible

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1 comment:

Mike Golch said...

thanks for the reminder of the dam being there.I completely for got about it.