Wyoming

Watson

Watson

This camera watches the cycle of the seasons along the North Platte River and faces south towards the entrance of North Park near the Colorado – Wyoming border. At roughly 9,000 feet, North Park is a 30-mile basin that cradles the major headwaters of the North Platte River in Colorado. The basin and surrounding landscape have a deep cultural and natural history that stretches back thousands of years, and most of it passes through this scene.

Seminoe Dam

Seminoe Dam

Our camera located at Seminoe Dam is anchored on a steep canyon hillside overlooking the dam and power plant. The dam is located at the head of this canyon, where the North Platte cuts through the Seminoe Mountains. The view of the reservoir in this picture belies its actual large size and surface area, which stretches away to the south and covers 20,000 acres when at capacity.

Fremont Canyon

Fremont Canyon

The camera at Fremont Canyon is just downstream from Pathfinder Dam. It was through this canyon that explorer John Charles Fremont attempted to run the river in a wooden boat in 1842 and was capsized in the rapids downstream, losing his valuable surveying instruments. Today under “normal conditions” the North Platte River enters the canyon through the needle valve outlet of Pathfinder Dam and also farther downstream at a power plant connected to the reservoir through a three mile long tunnel.

Seminoe State Park Sunshine Beach

Seminoe State Park Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach is a public use area on Seminoe Reservoir just upstream from the dam and power plant. The shallow bay in the foreground shows water level fluctuations throughout the year. These fluctuations are caused by decisions about how much water to store and how much to release in the 1.0 million acre-foot Bureau of Reclamation reservoir. This area is popular for boating and camping.

Re: forest

Re: forest

Learn about how a nursery in Nebraska is growing tree seedlings for forest restoration projects in the Rocky Mountains.

Photography | Artistic

Nature is an Essential Worker

Nature is an Essential Worker

When times get hard, it doesn’t retreat; it tirelessly heals and nurtures us. We should be revering it, protecting it, and creating more of it.

Personal Narrative | Introspective

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