Bull Lake Dam

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Bull Lake Dam (National ID # WY01378) is a dam in Fremont County, Wyoming.

The earthen dam was constructed between 1936 and 1938 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation with a height of 81 feet.[1] It impounds Bull Lake Creek for irrigation storage and flood control, as part of the Riverton Unit of the extensive, multi-state Pick–Sloan Missouri Basin Program. The dam is owned by the Bureau and is operated by the local Midvale Irrigation District.[2]

The reservoir it creates, Bull Lake Reservoir (so named because the reservoir expanded an existing smaller natural lake) has a capacity of 151,737 acre-feet. Recreation includes fishing.[3]

Bull Lake gave its name to Bull Lake glaciation, the name of a glacial period in North America that is part of the Quaternary Ice Age.

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Coordinates: 43°12′43″N 109°02′36″W / 43.21201°N 109.04332°W / 43.21201; -109.04332