Roosevelt Lake is the largest of the Salt River lakes that store water supply for the Phoenix metropolitan area. At the time it was built, it created the largest artificial lake in the world. The lake inundates 10 miles (16 km) of the Salt River. Every year or so they will release water from the lake when it is at capacity, and water will flow in the Salt River like it did in the 1800's when Phoenix was founded.
Several weeks ago I showed some photos of a few of the canals in Scottsdale. This lake, and 5 other lakes, is the source of the water that is crucial to making life possible for the 4 million people who live in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
This week we are showing photos of the architecture and theater district of Chicago on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.