Navajo Dam

Navajo Dam,

402 ft (123 m) high and 3,648 ft (1,112 m) long, NW N.Mex., on the San Juan River, near the Colo. line; built 1958–63 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The dam, a major unit of the Colorado River storage project, regulates the flow of the San Juan River and provides flood control. Water impounded by the dam is used by the Navajos to irrigate a significant portion of land on the Navajo Native American Reservation.
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Every drop of water is significant in this arid landscape, and along the river's roughly 380-mile length, the mighty 402-foot Navajo Dam is impossible to ignore.
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.
When the Navajo Dam was built in the late 1950s, it chilled the water to trout-friendly temperatures, creating a year-round trout fishery below the dam for several miles.
From there to Navajo Dam is 190 miles (about 3 1/2 hours).
NEW MEXICO'S SAN JUAN RIVER below Navajo Dam is one of the most popular tailwaters in the West, BWOs can hatch any day of the year.
For fly anglers, the San Juan's most productive segment is the Special Trout Water, a 3 1/2-mile stretch of pools and riffles beginning a few hundred feet below Navajo Dam, 25 miles east of Farmington.
The system's water storage facilities include the Navajo Dam and Reservoir, part of the upper Colorado River storage projects.
It emerges from the base of the massive Navajo Dam at constant temperatures and even flows.