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Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam

Reclamation: Managing Water in the West

 
 
Colorado River Storage Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
1. Colorado River Storage Project Marker
Inscription.
Colorado River Storage Project
In recognition of the vision of the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956 and the significant contributions the act has made to the development of the Upper Colorado River Basin states, this plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the start of construction of the Colorado River Storage Project. Construction of the project has been a key factor in the development and management of water and hydropower generation in the Upper Colorado River Basin through long-term regulatory storage of water.

The Colorado River Storage Project Act was passed by Congress on April 11, 1956. Within six months, construction began on both Glen Canyon and Flaming Gorge Dams. Construction of the Navajo Unit followed in 1957 and the Wayne N. Aspinall Unit in 1962.

[Dedicated] October 19, 2006

Rick L. Gold
Regional Director
Upper Colorado Region

Robert W. Johnson
Commissioner
Bureau of Reclamation

Mark A. Limbaugh
Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
U.S. Department of the Interior


Glen Canyon Dam
Bureau of Reclamation
In commemoration of 25 years of service to the American people
by fulfilling the dream of the Colorado River Storage Project.

Placed on May 7, 1988
Clifford
Glen Canyon Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
2. Glen Canyon Dam Marker
I. Barrett
Regional Director
C. Dale Duvall
Commissioner
James W. Ziglar
Assistant Secretary of the Interior

The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement
1964
Awarded in a National Competition
Glen Canyon Dam
by the American Society of Civil Engineers

 
Erected 2006 by Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Location. 36° 56.246′ N, 111° 29.114′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Markers are at the entrance to the west elevator building on top of Glen Canyon Dam, off U.S. Route 89, at the Colorado River. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Intake Structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Canyon Dam (about 400 feet away); Rock Bolts / High Scaling (about 400 feet away); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 500 feet away); Turbine Runner (about 600 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 700 feet away); Bureau of Reclamation Memorial Fountain (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Page.
 
Also see . . .
Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
3. Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam Marker
At west elevator building entrance on top of Glen Canyon Dam

1. Glen Canyon Dam. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
4. Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Marker
Inside the west elevator building on top of Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon Dam image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
5. Glen Canyon Dam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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