The Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, Page, Arizona, USA.
Glen Canyon Dam tames the waters of the Colorado River and created Lake Powell. It was constructed to allow electrical power generation, store water for the arid southwestern United States, and provide recreation opportunities.
It’s a concrete arch dam with a crest length of 1,560 feet. It contains 4,901,000 cubic yards of concrete. The dam is 25 feet wide at the crest and 300 feet wide at the maximum base. Easily as impressive as the Hoover dam!
Lake Powell took 17 years to fill and is the second largest man-made reservoir in the US.
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