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    • spray on wall

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    • Spraying concrete on spillway basin wall to help solidify wall.
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    • RR spur

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    • Photo shows reinforcement steel for walls of baffles and stilling basin. Note automobiles.
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    • outlet conduits

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    • Forms and scaffolding for pouring concrete and already completed sections of outlet conduit.
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    • stalled euclid

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    • A stalled euclid or earthmover with a load of dirt intended for core of dam. Note cable attached to machine.
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    • outlet tower

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    • Construction phases of the outlet tower. Note hay and canvas being spread to protect newly poured concrete.
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    • dredge

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    • The upstream dredge, or the dredge that pumped sand and gravel from Lake McConaughy side of dam to form the west face of Kingsley Dam. Image was actually taken from postcard that was available in the area.
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    • booster dredge

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    • Dredge used in core pool at dam's centerline to help create the core of the dam. Another postcard image.
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    • cutter head

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    • Postcard image of downstream dredge with the huge mahogany and steel cutterhead visible.
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    • storage behind dam

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    • Early photo of Lake McConaughy as it begins to fill for the first time; note incomplete riprap on face of dam. Reservoir was holding about 175,000 acre-feet when photo was taken in 1941 (capacity was almost 2 million acre-feet).
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    • riprap crew

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    • Crew laying prefabricated, interlocking concrete slabs as the original riprap on the face of the dam. The protection didn't work and was later broken up and removed with the help of German prisoners-of-war from nearby prison camps. Replaced with...
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    • excavator at work

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    • Excavation on the Phelps Canal near its junction with the Adams Canal in eastern Kearney County.
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    • Steam hammer for piling

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    • The steam hammer driving test steel sheet piling for cut-off wall at center of Kingsley Dam. This piling was driven 121 ft. deep, including 5 ft. of penetration into the Brule clay formation beneath the river bed.
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