Student Presentation: The Flaming Gorge Dam by Kendyl and Jordan

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A student presentation made by students in "The Waterless West" course, part of the 2011 NCSSM Summer Symposium on the Global Water Crisis

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Student Presentation: The Flaming Gorge Dam by Kendyl and Jordan

  1. 1. Flaming Gorge Dam<br />Jordan N. & KendylW.<br />
  2. 2. Why?<br />Supplies part of a hydroelectric power plant<br />Part of the Colorado River Project<br />Vital water storage for those in surrounding area of the Colorado River<br />Creates the Flaming Gorge Reservoir<br />Creates places of recreation<br />
  3. 3. Engineering<br />Building began in June of 1958<br />Finished: 1964<br />1977: one of the turbines at the base in the hydroelectric plant jammed; three seal rings had to be replaced<br />failed again and were replaced once more<br />
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  5. 5. Controversies<br />Originally supposed to be built in Echo National Park inside of Dinosaur National Monument<br />Opposition from conservation groups, including the Sierra Club, forced it to relocate<br />“Should we flood the Sistine Chapel so that the visitors can get closer to the ceiling?”<br />
  6. 6. Serving the Public<br />Provides a source of hydroelectricity<br />Provides places for recreation<br />Provides drinking water for the residents of the Upper Colorado River<br />
  7. 7. Disservice<br />Cut fishing down for residents<br />Lowered the temperature of the water<br />Created sandbars upstream<br />Caused increased damage to existing habitats by introducing new species<br />Native species were damaged<br />
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  9. 9. Resources<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Gorge_Dam<br />http://beehivearchive.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/the-building-of-flaming-gorge-dam/<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Gorge_Reservoir<br />http://www.ead.anl.gov/pub/doc/flaminggorgeflowrecs.pdf<br />

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