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.
Survivors include his wife; five children, Curtis Freytag of Pine Top, Ariz., Melissa Harris of Moorpark, Calif., Coby Mallam of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Cory Mallam of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., and Paul Mallam of Navajo Dam, N.M.; four sisters, Judy Smith of Eugene, Mary Netherton and Ruth Mallam, both of Springfield and Kathy Fleck of Bend; and nine grandchildren.
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.