Cave Creek Dam Flood

One Week After The Flood
Cave Creek Dam
Cave Creek Dam was built in 1923 and is a reinforced concrete barrel arch structure. In 1979, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the earthen Cave Buttes Dam just downstream of Cave Creek Dam to replace Cave Creek Dam. A channel was excavated around the right abutment of Cave Creek Dam to allow equalization of the flood pools. The older Cave Creek Dam no longer provides flood protection but was preserved due to its historic significance.





Two Weeks After

Found a few Saguaro's that have fallen over on the ride to the Cave Creek Dam.
Looking inside a dead saguaro
One of two old cement pads where two house's set at one time both had two car garages.
Old Well
Looking down inside the well
Found this big rock with a hole through it.
New pond
Mud drying up and cracking this one has MTB tacks in it.
Cave Creek Dam and no more water just mud.
See the water line now that was deep
Just a sea of mud and muck
On top of the dam
What is that I see. I thought at first it was a big boulder.
But it looks like a Jeep stuck in the mud.
A Closer look and it's a Jeep stuck in the mud don't
know how long is has been there.
As The Sun Sets
The End!

2 comments:

a said...

Is the dam area open to the public? I looked at all the roads leading in says no trespassing. I wanted to ride over to the dam but don't want to get into trouble. Can't find anything about access to the area on any county website.

Darren Williams said...

We came in from the trailhead off of Tatum Blvd. there are signs posted but never had anyone ever say anything to us.