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by 1,714,409 acre feet. Flood flows can now be safely absorbed in the reservoir and released at a rate that does not exceed the capacity of the dams down- stream. The extra water stored in the reservoir is used by populations in the metropolitan Phoenix area
The Modification Work
Torno America constructed a lake tap and ssociated lined tunnels.
J.A. Jones Construction Company widened the dam and raised its height by 77 feet.
GEC Alsthom Electromechanical Corporation modified the 36-megawatt turbine to handle increased head pressures resulting from raising the dam
The Central Arizona Project (CAP), another major
of the CAP included the increased conservation space behind Roosevelt Dam. This made possible a $349 million up-front funding contribution which played a key role in securing approval of the Roosevelt project and ensuring the construction schedule was met.
Cultural Resources Prior to and during the
The eight-year effort unearthed some startling
Archaeologists estimate there was room for 200 people at the village. They discovered rooms filled with giant pots and built-in granaries made of woven branches and plastered with mud. These held great quantities of surplus food, primarily corn.
At the construction sites occupied during the original
Artifacts uncovered during these studies are August 7, 2009 State University. Visit their web site at
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