Twin Towers

The twin water towers shown in the photo below are in Death Valley Junction, California. I don’t remember seeing twin water towers anywhere else, but that may be the result of a memory failure. It struck me as odd when I saw them on a two-day motorcycle ride that Mike Harmon and I took through Death Valley National Park in March, 2011. The towers were part of what appeared to be an abandoned mining operation.
It certainly made sense that additional water storage was needed in the area, since it frequently records temperatures in excess of 120 F during the summer, and holds the record for high temperature for the Americas at 134 F, recorded in Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913