Under the Spillway

On the Verde River northeast of the metro Phoenix area, water was released from an upstream lake (Horseshoe) to be stored in a downstream lake (Bartlett) to create storage in anticipation heavy rain the next week, and the not to distant spring snow melt in the mountains.

The spillway is unique from most other dams in that you can walk under it – even when water is flowing over it!

I had the opportunity to take a few photos and video of the water rushing over the spillway while walking under it.