A surveying team at Minidoka Dam comprised of  all women during World War I, Reclamation headquarters on the Sunnyside Canal at the Tieton Dam, September 23, 1907
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams, Irrigation Projects, and Powerplants
Managing Water in the West

List of Sites
The historic dams and water projects are listed alphabetically within each State.




View from the crest of Hoover Dam during flood gate testing.Arizona

Bartlett Dam, near Phoenix (Tonto National Forest) on the Verde River
Crosscut Powerplant, in Tempe on the Salt River
Hoover Dam, at the Arizona-Nevada Border on the Colorado River
Laguna Dam District, near Yuma on the Colorado River
Parker Dam, near Lake Havasu City (Arizona-California Border) on the     Colorado River
Roosevelt Dam and Powerplant, in Tonto National Forest on the Salt         River

Shasta Dam is on the Sacramento River in northern California. California

Shasta Dam, near Redding on the Sacramento River
Parker Dam, near Lake Havasu City (Arizona-California Border) on the     Colorado River
Green Mountain Dam and Powerplant Colorado
Estes Powerplant, located on the eastern edge of Estes Park near    Lake Estes
Green Mountain Powerplant, located 13 miles southeast of Kremmling,    on the Blue River
Gunnison Tunnel, the West Portal is near Montrose and the East         Portal is in the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
Minidoka’s spillway is made of concrete and stretches 2,300 feet long, or nearly one-half of a mile. In the fall of 2011, Reclamation was to begin construction a new spillway. Idaho

Anderson Ranch Dam and Powerplant, near Mountain Home on the
   Boise River
Arrowrock Dam, near Boise on the Boise River
Boise Diversion Powerplant, seven miles southeast of Boise, on the    Boise River
Minidoka Dam, near Twin Falls on the Snake River
Minidoka Powerplant, near Twin Falls, on the Snake River

Gibson Dam on the Sun River. Montana

Gibson Dam, near Great Falls on the Sun River
Hungry Horse Dam, near Kalispell on the South Fork of the Flathead
   River



The Derby Diversion Dam diverts Truckee River water into the Truckee Canal, which carries it south to increase the flow available for irrigating farms in the Carson River’s Lahontan Valley. Nevada

Derby Diversion Dam, near Reno on the Truckee River
Hoover Dam, near Las Vegas (Arizona-Nevada Border) on the Colorado    River
Lahontan Dam and Power Station, near Fallon on the Carson River

Elephant Butte Dam. New Mexico

Avalon Dam, near Carlsbad on the Pecos River
Elephant Butte Dam and Spillway, near Truth or Consequences on the    Rio Grande
River
Elephant Butte Powerplant, located at the base of Elephant Butte    Dam on the Rio Grande
River
Leasburg Diversion Dam, near Las Cruces on the Rio Grande River
Percha Diversion Dam, near Truth or Consequences on the Rio Grande    River

Owyhee Dam.Oregon

Owyhee Dam, near Nyssa on the Owyhee River

The geographic center of the United States is near the town and dam of Belle Fourche.  South Dakota

Belle Fourche Dam, near Belle Fourche on Owl Creek

Water is flowing over the Grand Coulee Dam for the first time in many years due to unusually high water levels. Photo taken on June 23, 2010. Washington

Grand Coulee Dam, near Spokane on the Columbia River
Tieton Dam, near Yakima on the Tieton River


Pathfinder Dam on the North Platte River. Wyoming

Buffalo Bill Dam, near Cody on the Shoshone River
Glendo Dam, near Glendo on the North Platte River
Guernsey Dam, near Guernsey on the North Platte River
Pathfinder Dam, near Casper on the North Platte River
Shoshone Powerplant, located at the base of Buffalo Bill Dam on the    Shoshone River

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