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Glen Canyon Dam

 

 

Country

USA (Arizona)

River

Colorado

Reservoir

Lake Powell

Dam type

Concrete arch-gravity

Construction period

1957-1964

Structural height

216 m

Gross storage capacity

32,336 Mm

Active storage capacity

30,001 Mm

Volume of the dam

3,742,000 m

Maximum controllable water surface

1,127.76 m a.s.l.

Maximum water surface

1,130.99 m a.s.l.

Crest elevation

1,132.33 m a.s.l.

Crest length

475 m

Maximum discharge capacity

Spillways: 5,890 m/s;

Outlet works: 425 m/s;

Power plant: 940 m/s.

Nameplate capacity of the powerplant

1,296 MW

Notes

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete-arch dam in the United States (Hoover Dam, which stands 221 meters above bedrock, is 4.9 meters taller).

Lake Powell was named after explorer John Wesley Powell, who was one of the first to navigate the Colorado River.

 

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