The Salt River is a tributary of the Gila River, approximately
200 miles long, in central Arizona in the United States.
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The river is formed in eastern Arizona in eastern Gila County, by the
confluence of the White and Black rivers, in the valley between the
Mogollon Rim and the Natanes Plateau.
2. It forms the boundary between the Fort Apache Indian Reservation
to the north. What is the reservation to the south?
- Papago Indian Reservation
- San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation
- Gila River Indian Reservation
3. It flows northwest through Salt River Canyon, then southwest and
west through the Tonto National Forest. It passes through the valley
between the Mazatzal Mountains and Superstition Mountains. What is the
legend that centers around the Superstition Mountains?
- Saint Joseph's Silver Mine
- Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine
- Diego's Spanish Gold Coins Lost
4. Theodore Roosevelt Dam is a dam on the Salt River located
northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. The dam is 357 feet high and renovated
1989 - 1996. The dam has a hydroelectric generating capacity of 36,000
kilowatt (kW). When was the dam built?
- 1905 - 1911
- 1915 - 1921
- 1925 - 1931
5. The Horse Mesa Dam is a concrete thin arch dam located Northeast
of Phoenix, Arizona. The dam is 660 feet long, 300 feet high. The dam
includes a 32,000 kilowatt (kW) hydroelectric generating unit. The dam
forms the Apache Lake as it slows the passage of the Salt River. When
was the dam built?
- 1924 - 1927
- 1934 - 1937
- 1944 - 1947
6. The Mormon Flat Dam is a dam on the Salt River located Northeast
of Phoenix, Arizona. The dam is 380 feet long, 224 feet high and was
built between 1923-25. There are two hydroelectric generating units in
the dam; rated at 10,000 and 50,000 kilowatt (kW). The dam forms the
Canyon Lake as it slows the passage of the Salt River. When was the dam
- 1913 - 1915
- 1923 - 1925
- 1933 - 1935
7. The Stewart Mountain Dam is a concrete thin arch dam located 41
miles Northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. The dam is 1260 feet long, 208 feet
high. The dam includes a 13,000 kilowatt (kW) hydroelectric generating
unit that operates primarily during the summer months. The dam forms the
Saguaro reservoir as it slows the passage of the Salt River in Maricopa
County, Arizona. When was the dam built?
- 1908 - 1910
- 1918 - 1920
- 1928 - 1930
8. The Granite Reef Diversion Dam is a concrete diversion dam located
22 miles Northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, on the Salt River. The dam is
1,000 feet long, 29 feet high and was built between 1906-09. The dam
diverts most all water in the Salt River into canals serving the metro
Phoenix area. The Salt River below is thus usually a trickle or dry
except following rain or upstream runoff.
9. According to the Geographic Names Information System, what is NOT
one of the other names the Salt River also been known as?
- Rio Salado
- Rio de la Asuncion
- Rio del la Granite
10. The Salt River joins the Gila on the southwestern edge of Phoenix
approximately 15 miles from the center of the city. Monument Hill
overlooks this confluence of rivers and is the site of the Initial
Survey point for Arizona, the Gila and Salt River Meridian. What is the
- 908 feet
- 918 feet
- 928 feet