Canyon Ferry Lake

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Canyon Ferry Lake
Location: Montana (USA)
Tributaries: Missouri River
Drain: Missouri River
Major cities nearby: Helena , Townsend
Canyon Ferry Lake (Montana)
Canyon Ferry Lake
Coordinates 46 ° 24 '39 "  N , 111 ° 31' 48"  W Coordinates: 46 ° 24 '39 "  N , 111 ° 31' 48"  W.
Data on the structure
Construction time: until 1954
Operator: Bureau of Reclamation
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 1158  m
Water surface 142 km²

The Canyon Ferry Lake is a reservoir on the upper reaches of the Missouri River in southwestern Montana .

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 covers an area of ​​142 km² and has 122 km of shoreline. The reservoir is used for energy generation , irrigation and flood protection . The water height is 1158  m .

Canyon Ferry Lake is a popular destination for recreational activities such as boating and fishing. In winter the lake is used for ice sailing .

Web links

Commons : Canyon Ferry Dam  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Canyon Ferry Lake in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey