Glen Canyon DamGlen Canyon Dam is about 16 feet shorter than Hoover Dam. It was completed in 1966 and has 8 turbines to generate electricity. It can generate enough for a city of 1.5 million or a total of 1300 megawatts. The dam is made of 4.9 million yards of concrete. It was named by Major Powell because the canyon had many glens in it.
345,000 volt lines - now that's high voltage!I recall at Hoover Dam, there are lot of power transmission towers. Here, there are just these three which then feed to a transformer station. As I understand it, the reason that fewer towers are needed is that the voltage is stepped up to 345,000 volts before being sent onto the western grid.