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Hoover Dam, near Westerville, Ohio, dams the Big Walnut Creek to form the Hoover Memorial Reservoir. This reservoir is a major water source for the city of Columbus, Ohio. It holds 20.8 billion gallons of water and has a surface area of 3,272 acres. The dam is, however, said to be much smaller than the better-known Hoover Dam on the Colorado River which ofcourse we haven't seen!
The dam was dedicated in 1955. It was named for two brothers, Charles and Clarence Hoover, to honor their careers with the City of Columbus Waterworks. It makes for a ver nice place to spend the evening playing frisbee, or jogging or letting your kids feed geese! We also had a nice time watching the racoons, otters and cranes :)
All in all, an evening well spent. Before I forget there is one entrance where parking is not allowed, don't get disheartened by that as there are 2 other entrances with huge parking space.
This is our favorite spot to spot herons that wait patiently for their food (see fotos) and turkey vultures. the first time we visited here we also saw some chimney swallows nesting and some very busy and curious raccoons. (again have posted a foto)
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