Completed at a cost of 10 million dollars, the primary function of the dam was to provide water storage for the Salt River irrigation project and flood control for the Salt River Valley. The dam contributed more than any other dam in Arizona to the settlement of Central Arizona and to the development of large-scale irrigation there. The lake created behind Roosevelt Dam, known as Lake Roosevelt, was the world's largest artificial lake.
We will be coming back here in April to spend a couple of weeks. There has to be a lot of fish in that water just waiting for Jim to catch them.