Looking across Morrow Point Reservoir

Morning on Morrow Point Reservoir
by William Palmer (1906-1987)
Oil on canvas, 42" x 44"
Looking across Morrow Point Reservoir at the crest of Morrow Point Dam

Morrow Point Dam, Reservoir and Powerplant are part of the Wayne Aspinall Unit of the Colorado River Storage Project. Morrow Point dam is a 468-foot tall, double curvature, thin arch dam-the first of its kind to be constructed by Reclamation. The powerplant is located in a chamber carved out of the canyon wall almost 400-feet underground and is also the first of its type constructed by Reclamation. The Colorado River Storage Project provides the long-term storage required by the states in the Upper Colorado River Basin to meet the requirements of the Colorado River Compact while still being able to utilize their allotment of the waters of the Colorado River. Other units of the project include Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah, and Blue Mesa Dam in Colorado.