Wednesday, November 5, 2014

1,000 Day Dam

In a response to the many pleas for help during the Great Depression, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation constructed the multi-arch buttress dam located on the Verde River. Bartlett Dam took 1000 days to build between 1936-1939 and is located about 35 miles northeast of Phoenix. The funds for the project were provided 80% by Salt River Project and 20% by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.