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SRP, Liberty Wildlife release herons at Roosevelt Dam

Release of Rescued Herons at Roosevelt Dam

SRP and Liberty Wildlife released two rescued, great blue herons to the wild Tuesday morning. The three-month-old herons were rescued from the top of Roosevelt Dam by SRP employee Chris Cliburn. Last spring, Cliburn found a nest with three eggs on top of a stilling well he uses every day to measure the lake levels.… Read More →

Centennial Time Capsule Completes Journey

by in Energy | Featured

A time capsule to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt Dam was delivered to the dam today and placed in the tunnel area, where it will remain until it is opened for the structure’s 150th anniversary in 2061. The new time capsule, filled with new items that best describe water and power and how… Read More →

Building Achievements Turned Arizona From Frontier Outpost To Thriving Haven

Hoover Dam Construction, 1933-1936 - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

In 1912, when it became the nation’s 48th state, Arizona was a challenging place to live. It was sparsely populated with small communities scattered hither and yon. Travel between towns was grueling. The lower desert was unbearably hot in the summer, and water was scarce and unreliable. Arizona would have had a dim future if… Read More →

Centennial Series: Significant Infrastructure In Arizona History

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011
by in Construction

AZRE’s Centennial Series for this issue focuses on 100 years of infrastructure. Find out what is ranked as the most significant infrastructure in Arizona history: INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM Construction completed for the I-10: 1956-58, I-17: 1954, I-40: 1961-84 I-10: A major East-West interstate highway, it runs from California, enters Arizona, continues through Phoenix and Tucson and exits… Read More →