I’d never been near a big dam before I walked across Shasta, but of course I’ve seen a lot of photos and videos over my [cough] decades. When I saw this discharging water, pretty much every image I’d ever seen flickered through my head. Almost to the point of caricature: dam discharge == pulsing white water.
Here’s my contribution to the stereotype.
October 9, 2009. Shasta Dam, California.