Taken 5-Dec-08
Visitors 31

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Photo Info

Dimensions3072 x 2040
Original file size6.94 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Dec-08 11:42
Date modified5-Dec-08 11:42
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 10D
Focal length12 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/100 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern

Here is a view down into the canyon from the visitors center.  Below are the power plants... each housing generators.  Both power plants are pretty much identical to one another except that the plant on the Arizona side houses 9 generators vs. 8 generators on the Nevada side.  Further downstream from the power plants, there are the valve houses on either side of the canyon... it is here that water is "spilled" when the level in Lake Mead gets too high.  When operating at full power, the generators can create enough electricity for 750,000 people.