Alcova Reservoir Historical

Alcova Reservoir Historical (HM1SW4)

Location: Alcova, WY 82620 Natrona County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 33.162', W 106° 47.946'

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Located in central Wyoming's North Platte River Valley, Alcova Reservoir plays an important role in water conservation, irrigation, and hydroelectric generation. Alcova Reservoir was originally proposed in 1904 as part of a series of irrigation projects designed to support the irrigation needs of the North Platte River Valley. Alcova Reservoir and Seminoe Reservoir, located 37 miles upstream from Alcova Reservoir, were part of what became known as the Kendrick Project. This project was designed to divert north (sic) Platte River water into the 200-mile Casper Canal system serving Kendrick Irrigation Project lands downstream.
The Alcova Dam, constructed between 1935 and 1938 during the Great Depression, is an earth and rockfall embankment structure 265 feet high and 763 feet across the crest. It was constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and provides additional benefits for flood control and power production. Alcova Dam is located in the narrow canyon that was created when the North Platte River cut through a Pennsylvania Tensleep sandstone formation that was geologically formed around 300 million years ago. The reservoir backs up against the northeast shoulder of the Granite Mountain uplift.
Today, Alcova Reservoir possesses numerous facilities designed for all types of outdoor and water recreation activities. Six
campgrounds, eight boat ramps, a marina concession area, and interpretive trails provide enjoyment and easy access.
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HM NumberHM1SW4
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Placed ByWyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 352296 N 4712713
Decimal Degrees42.55270000, -106.79910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 33.162', W 106° 47.946'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 33' 9.72" N, 106° 47' 56.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WY-220, Alcova WY 82620, US
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