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Morrow Point Dam

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1971, Bureau of Land Management. 1 mile northeast of Cimarron on Rd. Q83

The first large double-curvature, thin-arch dam built in the United States is 469 feet high and 740 feet long, with a 52-foot-wide base tapering to 12 feet at the crest. The dramatic free-falling spillway is three times the height of Niagara Falls, and the underground power plant has a 120,000-kilowatt capacity.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Morrow Point Dam", [, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 583-583.

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