Taum Sauk Hydroelectric Power Station is a pure pumped-storage hydroelectric plant, designed to help meet peak power demands during the day. Located more than 80 kilometers from the nearest water source, the Mississippi river, there is no natural primary flow available for generation, unlike most other pumped storage sites
In 2005, the plant had to shut down when the upper reservoir suffered a catastrophic failure releasing 4 million cubic-meters of water in twelve minutes.
The plant returned to service after a gap of four years. The rebuilt upper reservoir is now considered an engineering milestone, being the largest roller-compacted concrete dam in North America.

From here, via here and there

From South to Midwest to Cold North

Enjoy this collection of summit shots from our last week or so. We have been certainly been busy, and so have you! Thanks to everyone who joined us on a hike!

Mt. Magazine, Arkansas

Taum Sauk mountain, Missouri

Charles Mound, Illinois

Timm’s Hill, Wisconsin

Mt. Arvon, Michigan

And finally… Eagle Mountain, Minnesota

What a week!