During an extra heavy period of rainfall in 1993, it was determined that the dam wouldn't be able to handle a heavier rainfall, so an addition was made at that time adding an additional 77 feet to the height of the dam. The work was completed in 1995.
We drove to the dam today. SRP (Salt River Project) is releasing water slowly at the dam now that the lake is at capacity. The floodgates aren't opened but water can be seen flowing through pipes at the bottom of the dam.
Roosevelt Dam shortly after completion in 1911
build the addition of the dam. It's stored on private
Roosevelt Dam today.
Bureau of Reclamation: Lower Colorado Region