After all the stuff that has gone on this month it hasn't been a real fun month. Add to it the fact that the lawnmower pooped out this week. Makes you want to scream! LOL! So off to Springfield to borrow money on an account that was 2 payments from being paid off. While there we treated ourselves to frozen custard with chocolate and strawberries in it. Even Katie got a free vanilla custard. They do that for puppers. And I decided on the way back to make a detour to Stockton Lake for a little stress relief. Jack has never been across a dam or seen a spillway so I treated him to that. So on to pics I think. This is from the observation area looking at the intake area.
Some Canadian geese on the beach where I used to swim as a child. The sunperch like to nibble at you when you are in the water. It smarts sometimes.
It isn't real clear, but the object on top of the dead tree is a heron. You can also sometimes see quail, dove, squirrel, raccoon, rabbit, deer and turkey plus duck and geese in the fall.
This is the area below the spillway. It is a long way down from where I was.
Isn't this view gorgeous?
Here is the spillway. From the streamway to the top is 131 feet high. The dam is 10,700 feet long. Stockton Lake has 298 miles of shore line and the lake itself is 24,900 acres.
This is one of the 6 limestone cores they took from the area when building the dam. Behind is the power station that is used when we have peak power usage. The lake was begun in 1963 and completed in 1969.
Another shot from the observation area.
It was so peaceful out there and good to visit.