Water Intake

WaterIntakeLake Elwell

Water Intake, Lake Elwell
Dean Hellinger photo


This water intake facility was built to provide water for the Anti-Ballistic Missile control center, 6 miles to the southwest of Tiber Dam. When construction of the ABM site was shut down following President Richard Nixon's Strategic Arms Limitation Talks with the Soviet Union in 1971, the water system was turned over to the Tiber Water District to provide water for domestic and farmstead use to six counties. It cannot carry enough water to irrigate crops.