Photo, Print, Drawing 1. Lake Havasu, formed by Parker Dam, looking north. Lake Havasu City in distance at right side of photo. - Parker Dam, Spanning Colorado River between AZ & CA, Parker, La Paz County, AZ Photos from Survey HAER AZ-54
About this Item
- Parker Dam, Spanning Colorado River between AZ & CA, Parker, La Paz County, AZ
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Engineering Record, creator
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Owner
- Six Companies, Incorporated
- Walter, R F
- Savage, J L
- Larugaard, O
- Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, Owner
- Larson, Kate, transmitter
- Lowe, Jet, photographer
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1968
- Subject Headings
- - dams
- - hydroelectric power plants
- - flood control
- - Arizona -- La Paz County -- Parker
- Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: It was constructed from 1934 to 1938 as the second impoundment of the lower Colorado River by the Bureau of Reclamation. Together with the Hoover Dam and Davis Dam, 155 miles upstream and 88 miles upstream, respectively, Parker Dam provides flood protection, hydroelectric generation, and water storage for agricultural, industrial, and domestic use in the Southwest. Storage of water behind the dam and the regulation of water flow in the Colorado River below the dam allow the United States to comply with the Mexican Treaty of 1944, particularly annual delivery of 1.5 million acre-feet of water to Mexico. Electricity produced at Parker Dam contributed to the post-WWII development of Arizona and southern California, and these facilities are directly associated with the important historical event or theme of Federal containment and water power development of the Colorado River. Parker Dam is considered the "deepest dam" in the world with a structural height of 320 feet, of which only eighty-five feet extend above the river bed.
- - Survey number: HAER AZ-54
- - Building/structure dates: 1938 Initial Construction
- Photo(s): 16
- Data Page(s): 7
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HAER AZ-54
- Source Collection
- Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 16 | Data Page(s): 7 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1
- Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration
- Historic American Engineering Record
- Larson, Kate
- Larugaard, O
- Lowe, Jet
- Savage, J L
- Six Companies, Incorporated
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- Walter, R F
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Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Owner U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation, Incorporated Six Companies, R F Walter, J L Savage, O Larugaard, Moritz, and Western Area Power Administration Department Of Energy, Lowe, Jet, photographer. Parker Dam, Spanning Colorado River between AZ & CA, Parker, La Paz County, AZ. Arizona California La Paz County Parker Parker Dam San Bernardino County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/az0467/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, C., U.S. Bureau Of Reclamation, O., Six Companies, I., Walter, R. F., Savage, J. L., Larugaard, O. [...] Department Of Energy, W. A. P. A., Lowe, J., photographer. (1968) Parker Dam, Spanning Colorado River between AZ & CA, Parker, La Paz County, AZ. Arizona California La Paz County Parker Parker Dam San Bernardino County, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/az0467/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Lowe, Jet. Parker Dam, Spanning Colorado River between AZ & CA, Parker, La Paz County, AZ. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/az0467/>.