Flaming Gorge Reservoir

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Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Location: Utah , Wyoming (USA)
Tributaries: Green River
Drain: Green River
Major cities nearby: Green River (Wyoming), Rock Springs (Wyoming), Vernal (Utah)
Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Utah
Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Coordinates 40 ° 55 '11 "  N , 109 ° 25' 59"  W Coordinates: 40 ° 55 '11 "  N , 109 ° 25' 59"  W
Data on the structure
Lock type: Arch dam
Construction time: 1958-1964
Height of the barrier structure : 153 m
Building volume: 0.754 million m³
Crown length: 360 m
Crown width: 8 m
Power plant output: 153 MW
Operator: Bureau of Reclamation
Data on the reservoir
Altitude (at congestion destination ) 1840  m
Water surface 170 km²
Storage space 4.674 km³
Catchment area 38 400  km²
The Flaming Gorge Dam under construction, US Bureau of Reclamation, 1962
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Aerial view of the dam at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir

The Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a reservoir in the US states of Wyoming and Utah .

The lake was created by the damming of the Green River by the Flaming Gorge Dam . The construction work on the dam wall was carried out from 1958 to 1964. The reservoir holds a water volume of 4.67 km³ and is located at an altitude of 1,840 meters.


Most of the reservoir is in southwestern Wyoming and part of the lake is in northeastern Utah in Daggett County . The northern tip of the reservoir is approximately 10 miles southeast of Green River , 14 miles southwest of Rock Springs, and 70 miles north of Vernal .

There is a hydroelectric power station at the foot of the dam ; there, electricity with a maximum output of 153 MW is generated with three Francis turbines and three generators.

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