Near Apache Junction in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1989 – 1996
Raising the height of the dam by 77 feet has increased the storage capacity of Roosevelt Lake by 20 percent, for a total of more than 1.8 million acre-feet. An acre-foot is the amount of water it would take to cover an acre of land to a depth of one foot, about 325,851 gallons. This is roughly the amount of water used by a family of four in one year.
Arch Height - 357 feet
Top Width - 21.6 feet
Maximum Base Width - 196 feet
Generating Capacity - 36 megawatts
Spillway Capacity - 150,000 cubic feet per second
Lake Capacity - 1,802,202 acre-feet
Lake Surface - 19,199 acres
Erected by Tonto National Forest.
Location. 33° 40.138′ N, 111° 9.827′ Click for map. Marker is at an overlook, about 300 feet down a sidewalk from the parking lot at milepost 241. Marker is in this post office area: Apache Junction AZ 85119, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Roosevelt Dam (here, next to this marker); The People Who Made It Happen (here, next to this marker); Alchesay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Apache Trail Historic Road (about 500 feet away); The Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tonto Basin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Salt River Before the Dam (approx. 0.3 miles away); Al Sieber (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Apache Junction.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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