Obama, according to press reports, learned from an aide his hotel was only 15 minutes away from the dam and said, "well we've got to go check it out."
Wearing blue and white checkered collar shirt with sleeves rolled up and khaki slacks, Obama got out of car to take a look. He was greeted by Rob Skordas, assistant dam manager for history and operational logistics, and Janel Brawner-Potucek, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Obama also visited the transformer deck and powerhouse at the base of the dam. Members of the media were not allowed to follow.
"It's spectacular and I've never seen it before," Obama told reporters of the dam. more and pics at LV Sun
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