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May 1, 2014

Seattle diving crew takes on high-pressure job: fixing a dam 160 feet below the water line

  • Divers lived in a pressured environment around the clock while repairing the intake at Horse Mesa Dam near Phoenix.
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    Photo courtesy of SRP [enlarge]
    A barge was outfitted with a kitchen and laundry to support the divers.

    Horse Mesa Dam, about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, is the largest of four hydroelectric facilities run by the Salt River Project.

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