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Trinity: Trinity River, CA

Trinity Dam stores water from the Trinity River in Clair Engle Lake. Water is released through Trinity Powerplant. Read on 

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Shoshone (Buffalo Bill Dam): Shoshone River, WY

Buffalo Bill Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Shoshone River in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The dam is named after the famous old West figure William “Buffalo Bill” Cody who founded the nearby town of Cody and … Read on 

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Spring Creek: Spring Creek, Sacramento River, CA

The Spring Creek Debris Dam is an earthfill dam on Spring Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River, in Shasta County in the U.S. state of California. Completed in 1963, the dam, maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, serves … Read on 

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Seminoe: North Platte River, WY

Seminoe Dam is a concrete-arch structure. Dam and powerplant construction began in 1936 and was completed in 1939. The powerplant was updated in the mid-1970s, and other improvements made starting in 2001. Read on 

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Kortes: North Platte River, WY

Kortes dam is located about 54 miles southwest of Casper in Black Canyon. The plant has three 18,500-horsepower Francis-type turbines and three 12,000-kilowatt generators with a combined capacity of 36,000 kilowatts. Read on 

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Keswick: Sacramento River, CA

Keswick Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Sacramento River about 2 miles northwest of Redding, CA. Part of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project, the dam is 157 feet high and impounds the Keswick Reservoir. Read on 

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Heart Mountain: Shoshone River, WY

The Heart Mountain Powerplant is at the outlet of Shoshone Canyon Conduit about 4 miles southwest of Cody, Wyoming. Read on 

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Guernsey: North Platte River, WY

Guernsey Dam is an earthfill dam. The dam creates Guernsey Reservoir, the last of the 5 major reservoirs on the North Platte River in Wyoming. Read on 

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Glendo: North Platte River, WY

Glendo Dam is located on the North Platte River in Wyoming. The earthfill dam is 2,096 feet long and 190 feet high, containing two hydroelectric turbines. Read on 

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Fremont Canyon: North Platte River, WY

The powerplant generates power during releases of stored water from Pathfinder Reservoir of the North Platte Project. Read on 

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