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Parker Dam

Parker Dam, at the Ariz.–Calif. line, on the Colorado River completed 1938. It is 320 ft (98 m) high and 856 ft (261 m) long. The dam impounds water for Los Angeles and other coastal cities, has a power plant, and supplies some water for irrigation. It also diverts water to Arizona.

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