List of dams and reservoirs in the United States

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The following is a partial list of dams and reservoirs in the United States. There are an estimated 75,000 dams in the United States, impounding 600,000 mi (970,000 km) of river or about 17% of rivers in the nation.[1]

The nearly 8100 major dams in the United States in 2005. The National Inventory of Dams defines a major dam as being 50 feet (15 m) tall with a storage capacity of at least 5,000 acre feet (6,200,000 m3), or of any height with a storage capacity of 25,000 acre feet (31,000,000 m3).[2]

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Lakes

Locks and Dams

Wisconsin

Wyoming

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dams and salmon". http://www.pcffa.org/dams.htm. Retrieved February 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Major Dams of the United States". National Atlas of the United States. USGS. September 17, 2009. http://www.nationalatlas.gov/mld/dams00x.html. Retrieved October 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lake Holiday Dam". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 1996-05-07. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1691526. Retrieved March 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Randleman Dam". Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority. http://www.ptrwa.org/. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "VDGIF > Fishing > Bosher's Dam". Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/shad/boshers.html. Retrieved January 21, 2012.