Roosevelt Dam


Unknown Unknown 1025.0124.0013.jpg DAM-124 Sepia 1025-0124-0013 dam124pl Print 16x20+ Historic Photographs c. 1916 Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives


This photo shows the completed Roosevelt Dam - an upstream and bird's eye view of the dam.  There is a man and his horse atop the dam. 

Theodore Roosevelt Lake was formed by the construction of a masonry dam on the Salt River in Central Arizona and northeast of Pheonix.  The construction of the dam started in 1903 with the major mason construction happening between 1905 to 1911, making it the oldest artificial reservoir in Arizona. The dam opened in 1911.  Approximately ten miles of the original Salt Rriver are now beneath the lake waters, and in the other direction one of its major tributaries, Tonto Creek, is flooded for about eight miles - although the lake level and overall length is quite variable.



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