Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Oroville Dam Honored, Tallest in Country

In this Press Release today from the Department of Water Resources we learn that the Oroville Dam will be honored with a stamp for being the tallest dam (770 feet) in the country.

Here is an excerpt.

Oroville Dam Postage Stamp to be Unveiled

OROVILLE –May 23, 2006: A stamp depicting the Department of Water Resources’ Oroville Dam will be unveiled at the dam on Saturday, May 27 by the U.S. Postal Service.

The stamp is part of the “Wonders of America: Land of Superlatives” series featuring 40 natural or man-made wonders that are the biggest, largest, deepest, tallest, longest, etc. of their type in the United States. Oroville Dam, the State Water Project’s principal storage reservoir, qualifies because at 770 feet it is the tallest dam in the nation.

Other landmarks in the stamp series being released May 27 include the St. Louis Arch (tallest man-made monument) and Mount Washington, New Hampshire, windiest place in the country.