Catapult3 designed, built and installed the Tusher Dam Interpretive Exhibit at John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, Utah. The exhibit describes the background and history of the dam and the region using static displays as well as interactive exhibits.
More than a century ago, settlers built the U-shaped rock-and-crib weir to divert some of the Green River's flow onto fields. However, the 2010- 2011 flood caused the diversion structure to chip and crack and the local officials were afraid of possible structural failure.
Following years of planning and six months of construction, the $7.7 million project has restored a secure source of irrigation water to a region that is known for its melons and alfalfa.
The sledgehammer shown at right was discovered in the rubble and mud when the old dam was being demolished. The historian who found it suspects that it might have been used when the dam was repaired in the 1930s.
The museum is located at 1765 E. Main Street
Green River, UT. The historical information was provided by The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.