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.
As Behnke and Benson (1983:22) pointed out, "If it were not for the stark example provided by the passenger pigeon, such rapid disappearance of a species once so abundant would be almost beyond belief." Negative effects of altered flows and reduced water temperatures downstream of Flaming Gorge Dam were postulated as main causes for the demise of bonytails in affected reaches of the Green River, but as Kaeding et al.
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.
Finally, and most importantly to the permitted guide services on the Green River, are corrections and additions to the list of businesses that would be more than willing to give you a fishing report (besides the Breer report) and provide information about the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. Each person has his own opinion on what is happening on the river, how it is fishing, and how to fish it.
In perhaps the most controversial change, the famed Green River has been closed to live bait fishing below Flaming Gorge Dam. Officials hope this will give more fish a chance to attain a large size.
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.