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Parker Dam, Colorado River (0694)

Parker Dam, Colorado River  (0694)
Parker Dam, started in 1934 and finished in 1938. Construction of the dam was protested by Arizona because the water from the reservoir above the dam (Lake Havasu) was scheduled to go only to the Metropolitan Water District which serves Southern California cities. After the dam was completed, an agreement was reached to pump water from Lake Havasu to Arizona as well as to California. Due to the depth of the canyon here, the dam is considered to be the deepest dam in the world, though the majority of the 320 foot face of the dam is below the water line. The water on this side of the dam is Lake Moovalya, an 11 mile stretch of the river created by Headgate Dam near the original town of Parker.

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