• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • In 1936, work began on Mud Mountain Dam, near Enumclaw, Washington. The dam and reservoir were built to control the serious floods which periodically devastated the White and Puyallup River valleys. The project was finally completed in 1949, after World War II delayed work for nearly five years.In this February 1942 photo, taken during the construction of the Mud Mountain Dam, heavy equipment crosses the top of the dam on a roadway. The 425-fo... more
    In 1936, work began on Mud Mountain Dam, near Enumclaw, Washington. The dam and reservoir were built to control the serious floods which periodically devastated the White and Puyallup River valleys. The project was finally completed in 1949, after World War II delayed work for nearly five years.In this February 1942 photo, taken during the construction of the Mud Mountain Dam, heavy equipment crosses the top of the dam on a roadway. The 425-foot high dam has an earthen core covered with gravel and rock. Pipes carry the White River beneath the dam. When heavy rains and snowmelt swell the river, flood waters will be retained in the adjoining reservoir (to the right, beyond the vehicles). less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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