Dam Ice

Posted By on December 23, 2010

web-washout-gate-12-3-201The small washout gate (12in.) on the head race has frozen over with ice.  I circled it is red.  The water is still moving – red arrow.  The other washout gate (2′ X 4′) is open a little and still flowing.  These gates should keep the mill pond from silting in again.  If the weather cooperates after the first of the year I hope to do some more work on the tail race.

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2 Responses to “Dam Ice”

  1. I think we need to do some more work, can we change the direction of water flow? keep us update.

  2. Joyce says:

    I fell upon your site by accident, and am so impressed! Wow! The bridge, the mill, the dam–what beautiful examples of clever, long-lasting engineering. And how nice that as old as they are, people like you have worked to preserve them and keep them in operation. Hope I get to visit sometime. Until I do, though, thank you for sharing your work with those of us far away. Hope y’all manage alright with the weather; it’s got even Texas much colder than usual and we’re all pretty discombobulated as a result!

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