The Shoshone Generating Station, just off I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Contruction started 1904 and it opened in 1909.
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A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state. Along the Colorado River, farms, cities & towns, and the recreation industry are all big players. But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over 100 years old.
Screencap from Zach Becker's video, 'Colorado Summer '13'
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This is going to either bring back your own memories or set you to furious work on that summer bucket list. As the days shorten, this video captures a lot of the grandeur and fun you'll find in Colorado's mountains.
A dramatic view of the west portal of Reverse Curve Tunnel as seen from the lower roadway
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Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of I-70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon. That stretch of interstate often referred to as a “modern engineering marvel” took 13 years and nearly $500 million to construct.
Cell phones are everywhere but cell service is another story especially on the road. Whatever one thinks about driving and cell phone use, there is no service along a 12 mile stretch of I-70 in the Glenwood Canyon.