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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The (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LIGHTNING_STRIKE_PERSONAL_WATERCRAFT_DEATH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-07-22-21-38-04) Associated Press  also reported a lightning strike that killed a teenage girl, aged 14, as she was riding a jet ski in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir along the Utah-Wyoming border July 22. 
Utah and Wyoming have also recently held "burbot bash" fishing derbies within the Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help reduce numbers of this predator, which is known to escape the reservoir and threaten native fishes downstream.
Downstream effects of Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Green River, Colorado and Utah.
If hiking isn't your style, nearby Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers unsurpassed beauty during October and November.
The Million Conservation Group has proposed tapping the Colorado River system at Flaming Gorge Reservoir, piping water through Wyoming, along Interstate 80 and down the 1-25 corridor to Front Range users.
Because the species' survival could be affected by water releases from the upstream Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the National Park Service iscollaborating with Utah State University geomorphologists to determine the likely impacts on the plant if dam operations change.
FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR. Houseboaters can cruise a 91-mile-long high-desert and alpine lake straddling Wyoming and Utah.
Uintah County has many selling points: Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Dinosaur National Monument and Ashley National Forest attract thousands of visitors every year, the existing fiber optic network is beneficial for companies moving into the area, and technology businesses are relocating to the region.
Because the species' survival could be affected by water releases from the upstream Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the National Park Service is collaborating with Utah State University geomorphologists to determine the likely impacts on the plant if dam operations change.
On the Wyoming-Utah border, Flaming Gorge Reservoir has the Lucerne Valley Marina, (801) 784-3483.