Topock Compressor Station and Surrounding Area

  • View of the wetlands and I-40 bridge, looking northeast
  • View from the wetlands toward the PG&E arch bridge, looking southeast
  • View of the wetlands (surface water sampling locations SW-1 and SW-2) toward the PG&E arch bridge, looking southeast
  • Another view towards the floodplain of the Colorado River from the MW-20 bench
  • View towards the floodplain of the Colorado River from the MW-20 bench
  • View underneath the Red Rock bridge looking west
  • View from the Colorado River of the "Topock Gorge"
  • View of the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge near the Topock Site
  • Summer monsoon storm near Topock
  • Close up view of historic Route 66 sign at the Topock Compressor Station
  • Another view of the Mouth of Bat Cave Wash and the Red Rock bridge looking West
  • View from the Topock Compressor Station looking north to Interstate 40 and the IM-3 Treatment Plant during construction
  • Stormy skies above Interstate 40 and the Colorado River near the Topock Compressor Station
  • Sunset at Topock
  • Sunset over the IM-3 treatment plant
  • Topock Compressor Station looking East across Bat Cave wash
  • Mouth of Bat Cave Wash and the Red Rock Bridge looking West
  • View of historic Route 66 sign at the Topock Compressor Station
  • Looking west across the Colorado River from the Topock Compressor Station
  • View from the Colorado River of the Old Trails Bridge
  • View from from the mouth of Bat Cave Wash looking North toward the Colorado River
  • Lower Bat Cave Wash looking North from the IM-3 culvert during a flash flooding event
  • View of the IM-3 treatment plant looking south
  • View looking east toward the Colorado River from the Topock Compressor Station
  • Flood plain and Railroad Bridge looking Southeast toward the Topock Marina
  • Panoramic view of the Colorado River looking West toward the Topock Compressor Station.
  • View of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 40 miles southeast from the Topock Site
  • View of the beaver pond north of the Topock Compressor Station
  • View of flash flooding in Bat Cave Wash culverts near the IM-3 treatment plant
  • View looking northeast of the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 40 miles southeast from the Topock Site, March 2006
  • Aerial photograph the Topock Compressor Station and surrounding areas, April 2004
  • View across the Colorado River Floodplain toward the Topock Marina
  • Topock Site photograph of the Topock Compressor Station, I-40, and the Colorado River, January 2005.
  • View from the Topock Compressor Station of I-40 and the Colorado River, January 2005
  • View from the Topock Compressor Station looking East
  • Aerial photo of the Topock Compressor Station and surrounding properties
  • Coyote
  • Desert sheep above Bat Cave Wash to the west of the Topock Compressor Station.
  • Sagebrush lizard
  • Another view of mother and baby wild burros in Bat Cave Wash
  • Mother and baby wild burros in Bat Cave Wash
  • Three wild burros grazing at entrance to the Topock Compressor Station
  • Zebra-tailed lizard
  • Six wild burros at entrance to the Topock Compressor Station
  • Five wild burros at entrance to the Topock Compressor Station
  • Speckled Rattlesnake
  • Two geese on the Colorado River; view looking west toward the Topock Compressor Station
  • Geese
  • Desert Iguana
  • Desert Cottontail Rabbit
  • Camouflaged Grasshopper on a blooming Fishhook Cactus
  • Baby wild burro in Bat Cave Wash
  • Desert Iguana
  • Blooming Prickly Pear
  • Phacelia flowers
  • Desert flowers
  • Desert Green
  • Desert Dandelion
  • Ocotillo Cactus in Bloom
  • Teddy Bear Cholla
  • Teddy Bear Cholla in bloom
  • Hedgehog cactus in Bloom (florescent pink flowers)
  • Fishhook cactus blooming (light pink flowers)
  • View of the Topock Compressor Station from the East looking West
  • View of the Topock Compressor Station from the West looking East
  • An "A" bank gas scrubber suspended between two cranes and being loaded onto a flatbed truck for removal from the site.
  • An "A" bank gas scrubber suspended between two cranes and being loaded onto a flatbed truck for removal from the site.
  • An "A" bank scrubber suspended between two cranes and being loaded onto a flat bed truck for removal from the site.
  • An "A" bank scrubber suspended by two cranes and ready for loading onto a flat bed truck for removal from the site.
  • Topock Compressor Station workers load an old "A" bank gas scrubber onto a truck for transport off site. Gas scrubbers were used to clean contaminates from the natural gas stream prior to compressing natural gas.