Standing at 710 feet, Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona serves as a daily reminder of the many men and families who came in 1956 and built a dam and today's Page. The dam was completed in 1963, but it took over a decade for the lake to fill to capacity. Today, the dam generates up to 1.3 million kilowatts electricity in addition to providing water to increasing populations across the dry desert southwest. Before the creation of Glen Canyon Dam, the historic Colorado River flowed freely through the canyons and was home to the Navajo Indian tribe.