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35 Dams to explore in United States

United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Almaden Quicksilver County Park21785 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120, USA

4,163 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury ("quicksilver") mines. The park is named after the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines, which were named after the mercury mine in (old) Almadén, Spain, and produced mercury that was used to process ore during the Gold Rush.

Augusta Canal
Augusta CanalAugusta Canal, Georgia, USA

The Augusta Canal is a historic canal located in Augusta, Georgia, United States. The canal is fed by the Savannah River and passes through three levels in suburban and urban Augusta before the water returns to the river at various locations. It was devised to harness the water power at the fall line of the Savannah River to drive mills, to provide transportation of goods, and to provide a municipal water supply. It is the only canal in the US in continuous use for its original purposes of provi

Barker Dam
Barker DamJoshua Tree Parkway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

A water storage facility constructed by early cattlemen, including CO Barker, in 1900. It is a gathering place for desert wildlife, including many species of birds and Desert Bighorn Sheep. Native American petroglyphs can be seen on the rocks present in the trail to the dam.

Bear Creek dam,
Bear Creek dam,Bear Creek Lake, Lakewood, CO 80228, USA

Bear Creek Dam is a dam on the confluence of Bear Creek and Turkey Creek within the city limits of Lakewood, Colorado, constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control to the greater Denver Metropolitan Area.There are several miles of multiple-use trails to explore on foot, bicycle or horseback, a Visitor Center featuring displays and Naturalist Programs, a swim beach and marina with boat rentals, and a 47 site campground with electrical hook ups.

Benbrook Lake
Benbrook LakeBenbrook Lake, Texas, USA

A huge reservoir on the Clear Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant County which was impounded by the Benbrook Dam. It is now one of the major picnic spots in this area

Blue Mesa Dam
Blue Mesa DamBlue Mesa Dam, Gunnison, CO 81230, USA

Blue Mesa Dam is on the Gunnison river about 30 miles below Gunnison, and 1.5 miles below Sapinero, Colorado. Blue Mesa Dam and reservoir are part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Wayne N. Aspinall Unit of the Colorado River Storage Project, which retains the waters of the Colorado River and its tributaries for agricultural and municipal use in the American Southwest. The dam has a volume of 3,080,000 cubic yards and the spillway intake structure has two radial gates.

Breckenridge Reservoir
Breckenridge ReservoirBreckenridge Reservoir, Virginia 22172, USA

Breckenridge Reservoir is a small reservoir on Chopawamsic Creek in Prince William and Stafford counties, Virginia. The reservoir's western shore is the Marine Corps Base Quantico and the eastern shore is a part of Prince William Forest Park, The reservoir is open to fishing along with a Virginia fishing license and Marine Corps Base Quantico permit.

Cheesman Dam
Cheesman DamCheesman Dam, Sedalia, CO 80135, USA

This is the first major dam in the U.S. to incorporate the gravity arch, and upon completion it was the highest gravity arch stone masonry dam in the world. It is the key structure in Denver's water supply. it is also a designated a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Coolidge Dam
Coolidge DamCoolidge Dam, AZ 85542, USA

Coolidge Dam was constructed in 1930 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a major component of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. It is a reinforced concrete multiple dome and buttress dam 31 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona on the Gila River. The project irrigates 100,000 acres. San Carlos Lake is stocked periodically, and when the winter has experienced average or above average precipitation, is one of the largest lakes in Arizona.Bicyclists can ride the access road to the dam face and back.

Crawford Dam
Crawford DamCrawford Reservoir, Colorado 81415, USA

Crawford Dam impounds water for Crawford Reservoir in Delta County, Colorado about a mile south of the town of Crawford. The earthen dam was completed in 1962 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation with a height of 162 feet and 580 feet long at its crest. It impounds Iron Creek for irrigation flood control, one element of the Smith Fork Project. The reservoir is encompassed within Crawford State Park with Park Headquarters located on a peninsula along the northeastern shore.

Davis Dam
Davis DamDavis Dam, AZ 86429, USA

Davis Dam spans the Colorado River in Pyramid Canyon 67 miles downstream from Hoover Dam and 88 miles upstream from Parker Dam.The earth fill dam begins on the Nevada side, but it does not extend to the Arizona side on the east. Instead, there is an inlet formed by earth and concrete, that includes the spillway. The hydroelectric power plant is beside the inlet.

Friant Dam
Friant DamFriant Dam, Friant, CA 93626, USA

A majestic gravity dam on the San Joaquin River in central California in the United States, on the boundary of Fresno and Madera Counties. Friant Dam was originally proposed in the 1930s as a main feature of the Central Valley Project, a federal water project that would involve building an expansive system of dams and canals on the rivers of the Central Valley to provide water for agriculture, with secondary purposes of flood control, municipal supply, and hydroelectric power generation.

Glen Canyon Dam
Glen Canyon DamGlen Canyon Dam, Arizona 86040, USA

Glen Canyon Dam is the second highest concrete arch dam in the United States, Located on the Colorado River in northern Arizona. The 26.2 million acre-feet of water storage capacity in Lake Powell, created by Glen Canyon Dam, serves as a ‘bank account’ of water that is drawn on in times of drought.

Headgate Rock Dam
Headgate Rock DamHeadgate Rock Dam, Parker, AZ 85344, USA

Headgate Rock Dam was constructed in 1942 and is operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Lake Moovalya was created by this dam and provides irrigation water to Colorado River Indian Reservation farms.

Hidden Dam
Hidden DamHidden Dam, Raymond, CA 93653, USA

Hidden Dam is an earthen dam on the Fresno River in Madera County, California. It creates a reservoir known as Hensley Lake.It was built in 1975 .The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cespk. It is also known as Hensley Lake. The reservoir it creates, Hensley Lake, has a water surface of two and a half square miles, over twenty miles of shoreline, and has a maximum storage capacity of 90,000 acre-feet.

Hoover Dam
Hoover DamNevada 89005, USA

A concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Hoover Dam is a major tourist attraction; nearly a million people tour the dam each year.

Lemon Dam
Lemon DamUnited States, Colorado, Durango, レモン 貯水池 コロラド 州

The earthen dam is a project of the United States Bureau of Reclamation and was completed in 1963, at 284 feet high and 1,360 feet long at its crest. The dam impounds the Florida River for flood control and irrigation water storage, operated by the local Florida Water Conservancy District. 120 kW of hydroelectric power is generated here.

Lemon Reservoir
Lemon ReservoirLemon Reservoir, Colorado 81301, USA

Lemon Dam is a zoned earthfill structure with a structural height of 284 feet and a crest length of 1,360 feet. This beautiful reservoir offers a wealth of incredible outdoor activities to enjoy while vacationing. The dam impounds the Florida River for flood control and irrigation water storage, operated by the local Florida Water Conservancy District. 120 kW of hydroelectric power is generated here.

Mansfield Dam
Mansfield DamMansfield Dam, Austin, TX 78734, USA

A dam located across a canyon at Marshall Ford on the Colorado River. This 278 feet high and 7089 feet long was constructed to control flooding, to store water and to generate electricity. It is also one of the prime tourist attractions in the Travis county.

Matilija Dam
Matilija DamMatilija Dam, Ojai, CA 93023, USA

A concrete arch dam, built in 1947. Designed for water storage and flood control, , it impounds Matilija Creek to create the Matilija Reservoir in the Los Padres National Forest, south of the Matilija Wilderness and north of Ojai.

Map of Dams to explore in United States