Near Page in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Colorado River Storage Project / Glen Canyon Dam
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West
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
Upper Colorado Region
Robert W. Johnson
Bureau of Reclamation
Mark A. Limbaugh
Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
U.S. Department of the Interior
Glen Canyon Dam
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 I. Barrett
C. Dale Duvall
James W. Ziglar
Assistant Secretary of the Interior
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Page AZ 86040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways (within shouting 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 Concrete Bucket / Concrete Core Sample (about 500 feet away); Turbine Runner (about 600 feet away); Dinosaur Tracks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Page.
Also see . . .
1. Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.