Glen Canyon/Lake Powell: Still Waters

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Still Waters
Stewart Aitchison
32 pages. Pocket Portfolio
ISBN 978-1-58071-000-8
$5.95 
In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower inaugurated the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. The 710-foot high dam required 5,370,000 cubic yards of concrete, the last bucket of which was poured on September 13, 1963. Construction cost $155 million, and eighteen lives were lost. The dam’s electrical generators can produce 1.3 million kilowatts, enough power for a city of a million. When at full capacity, the lake surface is 3,700 feet above sea level and covers an area of 161,390 acres, making it second in size only to Lake Mead. The lake is 186 miles long, 560 deep, backs into 96 major side canyons, and contains 26,214,861 acre-feet of water, enough to cover the entire state of Utah with six inches of water. 

—From “Glen Canyon/Lake Powell: Still Waters” by Stewart Aitchison

Glen Canyon/Lake Powell: Still Waters
Stewart Aitchison
32 pages. Pocket Portfolio
ISBN 978-1-58071-000-8
$5.95 

 

 

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