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Encyclopedia > Pathfinder Reservoir

Pathfinder Reservoir is located in the United States on the North Platte River between Casper and Rawlins. It sits 47 miles (76 km) southwest of Casper, in Carbon County and Natrona County. The storage capacity of the reservoir is 1,016,000 acre-feet (1.25 km³). The shoreline consists of 117 miles (188 km). Much of the water used to serve the 335,000 acre (1360 km²) North Platte Project is stored here. Some of the water in the reservoir is released to satisfy other water rights and to operate power plants downstream of the reservoir. Much of the Pathfinder Reservoir is included in the Pathfinder National Wildlife Refuge. The North Platte River The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1,094 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. ... Downtown Casper Casper is a city located in Natrona County, Wyoming. ... Rawlins is a city located in Carbon County, Wyoming. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Natrona County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...


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BLM Wyoming Casper Field Office Alcova Lake and Pathfinder Reservoir (239 words)
The dam, reservoir and powerplant are located on the North Platte River about 30 miles from Casper and 1 mile southeast of Wyoming Highway 220 and the town of Alcova.
Pathfinder Dam is one of the first constructed by the Reclamation Service (Bureau of Reclamation).
The Pathfinder Interpretive Center and 1.7 mile interpretive trail are located near the dam.
NPWRC :: Platte River Ecosystem Resources (14069 words)
Guernsey Reservoir is the fifth in a string of mesotrophic impoundments on the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Upland habitats adjacent to the reservoir are primarily sagebrush grassland.
Plum Creek is a secondary tributary to the Chatfield Reservoir.
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