Monday, June 7, 2010

Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona

The Glen Canyon Dam is the second largest dam on the Colorado River at Page, Arizona.
The Glen Canyon Dam is located upstream from the Grand Canyon National Park and is a 710 ft high concrete arch dam, it is 300 ft thick at the base and 1560 ft in length. It controls the water flow from the upper to the lower Colorado River drainage basins. The dam's main purpose includes generating electrical power and storing water. The dam generates an average of 451 megawatts, with the maximum capacity of 1300 megawatts. The Dam created the large reservoir called Lake Powell.

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