The Glen Canyon Dam is 710 feet (216 meters) high and 300 feet (91 meters) wide at the base. California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico receive about 8.2 million acre feet of water per year from the dam.
The dam is part of the Colorado River Storage Project for the Upper Colorado Basin. The dam is about 4.5 miles south of the border between Arizona and Utah. The dam started blocking the flow of the river in 1963. The plant generates enough electricity to supply about 650,000 persons in the area with power.
Construction started in 1956 and the dam was dedicated in 1966.
If you visit, take the tour, it is amazing. There are great views above this dam and there are many photographic opportunities.
Today is Sunday so we have new travel photos on Viva la Voyage. You can see photos of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.