Engineering unveils some of the most ambitious
architectural plans of our times. Some are theoretical;
others are in the works. But all of these modern marvels
pose challenges that stretch the definition of what's
possible. Watch as jaw-dropping computer animation and
first-hand accounts from builders, designers and
engineers breathe life into the most extreme
construction projects ever conceived.
The El Cajon Dam
on the Rio Grande de Santiago river located just above
Presa MIIpa in western Mexico in the State of Nayarit is
the largest current construction project in Latin
America. When complete, the dam will stand 186 (613.80
feet) meters high and supply a full two percent of
Mexico's electricity needs. The lake is being stocked
with Florida Genetics and will offer bass anglers from
around the world a bonanza when this huge new lake is
opened for sport angling. While the project may be
hefty, the dam is on a slim construction schedule.
Contractors are using the most rapid construction
methods possible, and engineers face a constant battle
to keep things moving towards the completion date of
The Lake has been
stocked with Florida Genetics and should offer another
outstanding Mexican bass fishery in a few years.
Follow cameras as
they take you inside the half-assembled belly of this
hydroelectric beast for a look at how the brisk work is
progressing. In the underground powerhouse cavern, watch
as workers install the huge turbines that will power the
dam. Above ground, some 40,000 tons of rock is blasted
from the hillside to be used in construction of the
dam's main water barrier. And along the dam's still
unformed spillway, a massive concrete pouring operation
is quickly underway with the help of an indispensable,
telescopic conveyor belt.
Mexican Lakes Adventures has a DVD available showing
this incredible undertaking and major engineering
achievement. Call for pricing and more info and
check back for official opening date for Sport Angling!