Roosevelt Dam, Beginning Construction


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Unknown Unknown dam120py.jpg DAM-120 B&W 1025.0120.0036 dam120py Print 6x9 Historic Photographs c. 1905 - 1911 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Theodore Roosevelt Dam, the first major structure constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation on the Salt River Project, is located about 76 miles northeast of Phoenix and 30 miles northwest of Globe, Arizona. The dam, completed in 1911, was subsequently modified between 1989 and 1996. The original dam was a cyclopean, rubble-masonry, thick-arch structure that spanned the Salt River to form a reservoir of 1,381,580 acre-feet. It was 280 feet high, 723 feet long at the crest, and contained 355,800 cubic yards of masonry.

Back of photograph reads: "Portal to tunnel on ditch."

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