National Geographic : 1948 Jul
Peasants of Anatolia Staff Photographer Maynard Owen Williams Cubuk Dam Made Ankara, Once Dry as the Hills Above, Green as the Gardens Below In summer, many streams on the semiarid Anatolian plain run dry. To insure its mushrooming capital a year-round water supply, Turkey built this dam in 1936. Ankara residents say it has changed even the city's climate. They find reservoir and park ideal for boating and picnics.