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July 3, 2002
Yolk's On You

To stand below Swift Dam and watch whitecaps breaking over the top, after these years of drought, is an awesome experience. For anyone who lived here in 1964 it is also a chilling one. As schoolchildren, our annual spring field trip was always here, to watch the rebuilding of the dam, to listen to the confident explanations of the engineers; the curved structure mimicking the extraordinary resistance of an eggshell to pressure from the ends, the marvelous strength of concrete and rebar. Still, you cannot stand here for long without a chill going up your spine, without wondering: Was that a cracking sound? There, above the roar - listen!
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