Flaming Gorge Dam


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Flaming Gorge Dam,

in a deep canyon of the Green River, NE Utah; built 1958–63 by the U.S. Bureau of ReclamationReclamation, United States Bureau of,
agency set up in the Dept. of the Interior under the Reclamation Act of 1902. It is charged with promoting regional economies by developing water and related land resources in the West.
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 as a major unit in the Colorado River storage projectColorado River storage project,
a multipurpose plan, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1956, to control the flow of the upper Colorado and its tributaries and to aid in the development of the rugged, remote upper Colorado River basin; includes parts of Wyo.
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. The dam regulates the flow of the upper river and produces hydroelectricity. Flaming Gorge Lake, extending 91 mi (146 km) upstream, is part of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, administered by the U.S. Forest Service. The canyon was named in 1869 by the U.S. explorer John Wesley PowellPowell, John Wesley,
1834–1902, American geologist and ethnologist, b. Mt. Morris (now part of New York City). The family moved to Illinois, where Powell joined the Natural History Society, making collections and serving as secretary of the society.
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 because the brilliant red gorge, from a distance, looked as if it were on fire.
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Flaming Gorge Dam is a 149-m-high dam with a multilevel discharge structure located 100 km upstream from the confluence with the Yampa River.
While trucks and trailers were prohibited from crossing Hoover Dam and passenger vehicles were subject to search by state highway patrol officers at checkpoints on either side, truck traffic still moved freely over the crest of Flaming Gorge Dam and across the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge.
Located 20 miles below Flaming Gorge Dam, Brown's Park is 40 miles square, half in Utah and half in Colorado, split by the Green River, a Mecca for fly-fishers.
Regulation resulted in lower peak flows, higher base flows, and reduced temperatures in the Green River, conditions that are attenuated downstream, in part, by the mostly unregulated Yampa River and flow and temperature re-regulation at Flaming Gorge Dam (R.
The generators at Flaming Gorge Dam are cranking out the watts.
As part of the species' recovery plan, effects of diminished waterflow are being addressed in areas such as the Flaming Gorge Dam, on the Green River in Wyoming--one of the Colorado River's tributaries.
State of Utah and Forest Service regulations require everyone to wear a life jacket when floating the Green below the Flaming Gorge Dam to Red Creek Camp below Red Creek Rapid on the B section, and from Jarvie's Ranch to below Taylor Flat Bridge.
In perhaps the most controversial change, the famed Green River has been closed to live bait fishing below Flaming Gorge Dam.
He previously held multiple positions including mechanical journeyman at Hoover Dam, facility manager at Green Mountain Dam, Estes Lake and Marys Lake power plants, facility manager of the Colorado - Big Thompson Project and power manager of the Upper Colorado Region where he managed the power program on the upper Colorado River and its tributaries, including Glen Canyon Dam, Flaming Gorge Dam and the facilities on the Gunnison River.
Fish and Wild-life Service to re-regulate waterflow of the Green River at Flaming Gorge Dam in Wyoming to replenish riparian ecosystems in Canyonlands National Park and Dinosaur National Monument below the dam.
It remained that way until the late 1950s construction of Flaming Gorge Dam began.
Aspinall Unit in Colorado (Blue Mesa, Crystal and Morrow Point Dams), Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah, Navajo Dam in New Mexico and Glen Canyon Dam in Arizonaas well as a number of participating projects.