Roosevelt Power Canal & Diversion Dam, Parallels Salt River, Roosevelt, Gila County, AZ
Significance: The Roosevelt Power Canal was built as an integral part of the Salt River Project and represents the U. S. Reclamation Service's first involvement in the construction of hydroelectric power facilities. The canal played a critical role in providing electric power used during the construction of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Dam was the first major Federally-sponsored reclamation project in the Southwest. Operated
intermittently for more than 40 years, the power canal was permanently removed from service in 1952. With the completion of the new Roosevelt Dam, the canal will be inundated during periods of high water.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1270
Survey number: HAER AZ-4
Building/structure dates: 1904- 1906 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1936- 1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1952 Subsequent Work