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Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County, Arch-gravity dam, Colorado River, Lake Powell
Code Number:
TPHV01P04_11
Title:
Glen Canyon Dam, Tonalea Coconino County, Arch-gravity dam, Colorado River, Lake Powell
This steel arch bridge spans 475.5 meters (1,560 feet) and rises 213 mters (700 feet) above the Colorado River. It is the 4th highest bridge in the USA. Behind this Glen Canyon dam is the artificial lake it created Lake Powell. This project has inundated a huge swath of spectacular Arizona nature including Glen Canyon. US Highway 89 is carried at the top of the dam.

Height (foundation) 220 meters, (710 feet)
Length 480 meters (1,560 feet)
Elevation at crest 1,132 meters (3,715 feet)
Spillway type: Tunnel, gated
Spillway capacity: 208,000 cu ft/s (5,900 m3/s)
Total capacity: 27,000,000 acreƔft (33 km3)
Catchment area: 108,335 sq mi (280,590 km2)
Surface area: 161,390 acres (65,310 ha)
Turbines: 8x 254,000 hp, 116 MW, Francis turbines
Installed capacity: 1,320 MW
Annual generation: 4,217 GWh
Maintained by: Bureau of Reclamation
Keywords:
Potable Domestic Water, Drinking Water, Fresh, Hydrology, Hydroelectric Power, Potable Water, Structure, Generating, Generation, Electricity, Technology, Energy Production, Electrical, Industrial, Industry, Alternative, Renewable Resource, Cleantech, Hydrology, waterpower, Hydropower
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Manfred Krutein

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