Fort Peck Dam

 dam on the Missouri River, northeastern Montana, U.S. The dam is situated some 32 km (20 miles) southeast of Glasgow. A Public Works Administration project begun in 1933 and completed in 1940, it provides flood control, improved navigation, and hydroelectric power. Extending 76 metres (249 feet) high and 6,534 metres (21,432 feet) long, it is one of the world's largest earthfill dams. Fort Peck Lake, which the dam impounds, is the fifth largest man-made reservoir in the United States; it extends 216 km (134 miles). The entire Fort Peck system is contained within the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Fort Peck Dam —   [ fɔːt pek dæm], Staudamm im Missouri in Nordostmontana, USA, Dammhöhe 76 m, mit 6 400 m Kronenlänge einer der längsten Erddämme, errichtet 1933 40; dient dem Hochwasserschutz, der Energiegewinnung und der Schifffahrt (Stausee mit 992 km2… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fort Peck Dam — The Fort Peck Dam is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River, located in northeast Montana in the United States, near Glasgow, and adjacent to the community of Fort Peck. At 21,026 feet (6,409 m) in length and over 250 feet (75 m)… …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Peck Lake — Luftbild des Stausees mit dem Staudamm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fort Peck, Montana — Infobox Settlement official name = Fort Peck, Montana settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Fort Peck, Montana mapsize1 = map… …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Peck Lake — geographical name reservoir about 130 miles (209 kilometers) long NE Montana formed in Missouri River by Fort Peck Dam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fort Peck — Fort Peck′ [[t]pɛk[/t]] n. geg a dam on the Missouri River in NE Montana …   From formal English to slang

  • Fort Peck — /pek/ a dam on the Missouri River in NE Montana. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fort Peck — /pek/ a dam on the Missouri River in NE Montana …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dam — /dam, dahm/, n. (Carl Peter) Henrik /kahrl pee ter hen rik/; Dan. /kahrddl pay teuhrdd hen rddik/, 1895 1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1943. * * * I Barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to conserve water for such… …   Universalium

  • dam — dam1 /dam/, n., v., dammed, damming. n. 1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water, esp. one of earth, masonry, etc., built across a stream or river. 2. a body of water confined by a dam. 3. any barrier resembling a dam. v.t. 4. to furnish with a …   Universalium

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