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Near Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Intake Structures

Reclamation: Managing Water in the West

 
 
Intake Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2010
1. Intake Structures Marker
On top of dam, looking northeast, with intake structures on left side of dam walkway
Inscription.
The eight small "buildings" on the upstream face of the dam contain equipment to operate the penstock gates. Each penstock is 15 feet (4.6 meters) in diameter and carries water to one of the turbine generators in the powerplant.
 
Erected by Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Location. 36° 56.234′ N, 111° 29.143′ W. Marker is near Page, Arizona, in Coconino County. Touch for map. Marker is on top of the Glen Canyon Dam, off US 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. Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam (within shouting distance of this marker); Hydroelectric Power - A Green and Renewable Energy Source (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Bolts / High Scaling (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways (within shouting distance of this marker); Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Canyon Dam (about 400 feet away); Turbine Runner (about 500 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
 
Also see . . .
Historical Photo on Intake Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bureau of Reclamation, July 1961
2. Historical Photo on Intake Structures Marker
[Caption reads] Penstock construction

1. Hydroelectric Power: How It Works. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glen Canyon Dam. (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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Historical Photo on Intake Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bureau of Reclamation, July 1964
3. Historical Photo on Intake Structures Marker
[Caption reads] Intake structure construction
Diagram on Intake Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bureau of Reclamation, undated
4. Diagram on Intake Structures Marker
[Partial caption reads] Cross section of dam...
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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