Elephant Butte dam

This dam is at Elephant Butte Lake where among the things I am preparing for Monday, for post on adobeairstream.com, is a brief look back  about Civilian Conservation Corps. At a time when the Albuquerque Journal is reporting that economic stimulus funds on paper went to 30-odd Congressional districts in New Mexico that dont even exist, one can find evidence of the WPA in the material history of the state. A statue at the public park on the butte side of the lake reads in memory of boy scouts who died when adventure turned to tragedy. A very literary line for a monument. As to the CCC, they built bridges and dams like the one shown. The water level is at historic lows as most of the water rights belong to Texas, downstream. The road over this dam is now closed.

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