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Location DB > Canada > Alberta > Nordegg > Big Horn Dam
Big Horn Dam
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created by thegerm on 8/3/2010 12:33 AM
last modified by thegerm on 8/3/2010 2:31 AM
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It's a remotely controlled dam and only once in a while a maintenance worker comes by but there's a lot of people on quads and dirt bikes. They leave their trailers and trucks at the dam and go on the trails south of the dam.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Active
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Nordegg, Alberta
Owner: TransAlta
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • water
  • beavers, rapid changes in water levels.
  •  Interesting Features
    Has an extensive atv area around and in it. There also is a cocky beaver that thinks it built the dam and will chase you away from it when its there.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • beavers
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1972
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • rope
  • harness
  • binoculars
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    This dam was built by TransAlta in 1972 and created lake Abraham.
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     Future Plans
    Just keep cranking out the watts.

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    Aug 2010
    Tue, Aug 3rd, 2010
    posted by thegerm
    18 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 2/24/2011 6:04 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 24 11 at 6:04, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 23 11 at 0:58, thegerm updated gallery picture DSCI0492.JPG
  • on Aug 3 10 at 16:02, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:31, thegerm changed the following: Interesting Features, Description
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:29, thegerm made this location available
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:29, thegerm changed the following: Display Name, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:25, thegerm updated gallery picture DSCI0489.JPG
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:18, thegerm deleted picture 323191 from gallery Aug 2010
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:17, thegerm updated gallery picture DSCI0489.JPG
  • on Aug 3 10 at 2:17, thegerm updated gallery picture DSCI0491.JPG
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