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Glen Canyon Dam is a dam on the Colorado River at Page, Arizona. The purpose of the dam was to provide water storage for the arid southwestern United States, and to generate electricity for the region's growing population. The dam has been controversial since its inception, because it caused the flooding of the scenic Glen Canyon and its tributaries to create a man-made reservoir, Lake Powell.

The Glen Canyon Dam is a 710-foot-high structure and has a crest length of 1,560 feet and contains 4,901,000 cubic yards of concrete. The dam is 25 feet wide at the crest and 300 feet wide at the maximum base. Its height above the Colorado River is 587 feet.

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