Canyon Ferry Lake
|Canyon Ferry Lake|
|Data on the structure|
|Construction time:||until 1954|
|Operator:||Bureau of Reclamation|
|Data on the reservoir|
|Altitude (at congestion destination )|
|Water surface||142 km²|
The reservoir lies at the foot of the Big Belt Mountains , a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains . Nearby are the places Helena and Townsend . The Canyon Ferry Dam ( ), located at the northern end of the lake, was built by the Bureau of Reclamation from 1947 and completed in 1954. It is part of the Missouri Dam Project Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program .
Canyon Ferry Lake is a popular destination for recreational activities such as boating and fishing. In winter the lake is used for ice sailing .
- Bureau of Reclamation : Canyon Ferry Reservoir
- Eric A. Stene: Canyon Ferry Project. Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program . Bureau of Reclamation, 1994 (English; PDF; 59.2 kB)
- Robert Kelley Schneiders: Dams across the wide Missouri: Water transportation, the Corps of Engineers, and environmental change along the Missouri Valley, 1803-1993 . In: Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. Number 12242 , 1997
- Canyon Ferry Lake in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey