Photos: Morrow Point Dam, December 2020

This page features photos of Morrow Point Dam and the Gunnison River on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Constructed from 1963 to 1968, Morrow Point is 469 feet tall and was the Bureau of Reclamation’s first thin-arch, double curvature dam.

The primary purpose of the dam is hydropower generation. At full capacity, Morrow Point Reservoir can hold 117,190 acre-feet of water.

Located in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, the dam and reservoir are part of the Wayne N. Aspinall Unit of the Colorado River Storage Project.

Morrow Point Dam lies in between the two other dams in the Aspinall Unit: Blue Mesa Dam and Crystal Dam. All three dams are located within Curecanti National Recreation Area.

DateDecember 25, 2020
LocationMorrow Point Dam, Colorado (map)
CreditMitch Tobin/The Water Desk
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