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Morrow Point Reservoir

Publication Date: 
December, 2011

Morrow Point Dam and Reservoir is located in the upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison between Blue Mesa and Crystal Dams. Morrow Point Dam and Reservoir part of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Wayne N. Aspinall Unit, which retains the waters of the Colorado River and its tributaries for agricultural and municipal use, and serves as compact protection for the Upper Colorado River Basin. The dam’s primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation.