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Flaming Gorge Dam

Flaming Gorge Dam was constructed in
1964 to provide water storage for the
states in the Upper Colorado River Basin.
It also provides flood control power
generation and recreation.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir is 91 miles long
and stores nearly 4 million acre-feet of water.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and
the Wyoming Game and Fish Department
cooperatively stock the lake with game fish.
As a result, this body of water has become
one of the great reservoir fisheries in the
West, offering a variety of fish including
smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown
trout, and Flaming Gorge's famous lake
trout. Another fish increasing in popularity
os the kokanee, a type of land-locked

The dam has improved water quality in
the Green River by allowing sediment to
settle in the reservoir. Rainbow, cutthroat,
brown and and brook trout now thrive in the
clean, cold water of the river.

Recreational activities such as boating,
water skiing, swimming and sight seeing
are all popular at the Gorge. The U.S.
Forest Service administers numerous boat
ramps, campgrounds and picnic areas on
the lakeshore and in the Flaming Gorge
National Recreation Area.

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