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Glendo Reservoir


Glendo Dam and Reservoir were constructed as part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Glendo Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project. Glendo Dam, which is an earth fill structure, was constructed between 1954 and 1958. Glendo Powerplant contains two generating units and is operated when irrigation water is released from Glendo Dam. More information regarding Glendo Dam and Reservoir is available in the following table.

Summary - Storage Capacities of Glendo Reservoir

Permit number Reservoir name Total capacity Outlet capacity Spillway capacity Hydro-electric Power capacity Powerplant release
SEO tab book (acre-feet) (cubic feet per second) (cubic feet per second) generating plant (megawatts) SEO tab book (cubic feet per second)
P5998R Glendo Reservoir 800,000 13,000 Unknown Glendo Powerplant 38 3,340



Photos courtesy of USBR.


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