Glendo Reservoir facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGlendo Dam
Glendo Dam in the Glendo State Park (2002)
|Location||Platte / Converse counties, Wyoming, USA|
|Operator(s)||U.S. Bureau of Reclamation|
|Dam and spillways|
|Impounds||North Platte River|
|Height||190 feet (58 m)|
|Length||2,096 feet (639 m)|
|Installed capacity||38 MW|
|Annual generation||57,707,000 KWh|
Glendo Reservoir is a reservoir located on the North Platte River in Platte County and Converse County in the U.S. State of Wyoming. The reservoir is formed by Glendo Dam. The earthfill dam is 2,096 feet (639 m) feet long and 190 feet (58 m) high and contains two hydroelectric turbines capable of generating 38 megawatts of power. The reservoir retains a maximum of 1,170,505 acre feet (1.443797×109 m3) of water used primarily for irrigation and flood control.
The reservoir is popular for water sports and fishing. It is located completely within Glendo State Park.
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