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Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River
Near Page, Arizona


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Glen Canyon Dam from the bridge

Glen Canyon Dam from the bridge

Glen Canyon Bridge was built in 1959, just before the dam, as a construction necessity. It is a steel arch span anchored into sheer cliffs on either side, 700 feet (210 meters) above river level.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 6, 2014
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Pterodactyl statue at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center

Pterodactyl statue at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center

In reference to the Jurassic age of the predominant red rock at Lake Powell, the visitor center has a statue of the Pterodactyl flying dinosaur, though no such fossils have been found here. The visitor center offers great views of both dam and bridge, and abundant federal water project propaganda.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 6, 2014
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Glen Canyon Dam from the visitor center balcony

Glen Canyon Dam from the visitor center balcony

Completed in 1966, this dam across the Colorado River is a concrete arch gravity dam 710 feet (220 meters) high and 1560 feet (480 meters) wide. It is 25 feet (8 meters) wide at the top and 300 feet (91 meters) wide at the bottom.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 6, 2014
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Upstream side of Glen Canyon Dam and drawn-down Lake Powell

Upstream side of Glen Canyon Dam and drawn-down Lake Powell

Due to prolonged drought the water level in Lake Powell has been far below capacity for years. But double-normal snowfall in the Rockies resulted in the lake level rising by a foot a day when this picture was taken in June of 2014.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 5, 2014
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Houseboats are everywhere at Lake Powell

Houseboats are everywhere at Lake Powell

Lake Powell is a mecca for house boating, with multiple marinas and many miles of shoreline. When not in use houseboats are stored at floating marinas or nearby dry storage, but sometimes they are trucked from one location to another - a long and wide load.

Glen Canyon Dam, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona

Date photographed: June 6, 2014
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