Sand Creek Dam Reconstrucrtion Project: 1960-1967

A Photo Album of  the Sand Creek Dam Reconstruction Project in the mid- 1960s. All photos are part of the Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives Photo Collection: Bridges & Dams. Sanned and researched by Linda Koppes, compiled by Kristine Schmucker.

Sand Creek Dam 1960-1964

Sand Creek Dam, ca. 1960.

August  1963

A view of the Sand Creek Dam from the 1st Street Bridge shortly be for demolition of the dam August 24, 1963.

October 1963

Sand Creek Dam Reconstruction Project 1965-1967

January 1965

Building the floor of the Sand Creek Dam.  Men working in an enclosed area of wood supports covered by plastic sheeting, January 13, 1965.

June 1965

Showing the area of the inflatable dam on Sand Creek just south of 1st Street.  The dam was lowered to allow the flood water to move on south.


August 1966

Sand Creek dry river bed, Athletic Park roadway on the left side of photo.

Fall 1966

Sand Creek looking west from the Main Street Bridge during dam reconstruction October 20, 1966.

Sand Creek looking east from Main Street Bridge.  View of dirt work on banks, October 1966.

Sand Creek Dry River bed viewed from Oak Street, Newton.


Spring 1967

Sand Creek & Ash Street Bridge during dam reconstruction. Photo taken from 9th Street, March 25, 1967.

Sand Creek and Ash Street Bridge during dam reconstruction project.  Photo taken from 9th Street.

Sand Creek Reconstruction workers placing rocks on banks.

Sand Creek looking north from 1st Street during the dam reconstruction project March 27, 1967.