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Glen Canyon Dam

The American southwest landscape is filled with breathtaking natural monuments, and it would appear that men have attempted to match their grandiosity in a few monuments of their own. Built between 1956 and 1966, Glen Canyon Dam is 710 foot tall and took some 17 years to fill completely. At the time of our visit, the water was at its lowest level since then as much of the west has been plagued by the worst drough in years. Because of the ongoing Gulf war, the security was tight and regular tours of the dam were canceled.

Page, a town near the dam built at the time of the dam construction, is a good starting point for exploring the surroundings - Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, and Lower and Upper Antelope Canyons.


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Lake Powell Glen Canyon Dam The dam and the bridge Concrete shadows Beauty of steel Hanging out there
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Arch Engineering shapes On the bridge Fence Evening dam

Last updated: April 27, 2003
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