Salt River Diversion/Granite Reef Dams, Explained

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by Rcaarizona, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Rcaarizona

    Rcaarizona New Member

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    Ok, it seems that a lot of folks get the Salt River Diversion Dam and the Granite reef Dam mixed up. Let's start with the Upper salt river diversion Dam. This is East of Lake Roosevelt Before the Salt River enters the Lake. It is a series of steps that for the most part, are always overflowing, it is really not a Dam per se'. You get here, by taking US 60 East to Globe, hang a left on Hwy 188, then take the right onto hwy 288 towards Young. Diversion Dam will be on a road on left hand side.

    Granite Reef, is essentially the end of the Salt river for the most part, after it has made its way through all the Lakes (Roosevelt, Apache, Saguaro, and Canyon). This is the Dam that the Salt ends into, just up Power Road. This is a real Dam. They do shoot off water here and there, but for the most part there are just holes of water separated by dry land, once you get West of Granite Reef. Those holes that are in the salt river, are on the Salt River Indian Reservation, I don't care who you talk to in America, over there it is their land, and they will be more than happy to accommodate you with stainless steel matching bracelets and chain linkage. We have watched it happen over 10 times last year. Yes , even if you are on the South side of the salt river, they will nail you, they consider their boundaries anything North of Thomas Road.
    How you get to Granite Reef, is Take Power road north until it starts to turn east, after the curve, and it turns into bush Hwy, Granite Reef will be on your left. These two Dams are on the opposite ends of the Salt River.
    Hope this helps out!!
     

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  2. brianthelion02

    brianthelion02 New Member

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    Nope,im really confused now!:tounge_out:
     

  3. Rcaarizona

    Rcaarizona New Member

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    I bet you are LoL!
     
  4. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    Thanks Rob, Now I have reservations about fishing on the reservations even more so, hard to cast while cuffed. Thanks for all your input and cautions, maybe learning more about Roosevelt is my ticket!:smile2:
     
  5. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    thanks for the info.
     
  6. lilmonster23

    lilmonster23 New Member

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    thanks rob. if u fish with a tribal member is that ok?
     
  7. AZBADBOYCATFISH

    AZBADBOYCATFISH New Member

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    good info thanks for the tip rob
     
  8. Rcaarizona

    Rcaarizona New Member

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    I have always been told yes. But Im sure its up to the discretion of the Cop.
     
  9. lilmonster23

    lilmonster23 New Member

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    i know 1 and he is in love wit my cuz so ill ask him.
     
  10. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    I've also heard the same thing...
     
  11. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    great post as usual...thanks Rob!
     
  12. brianthelion02

    brianthelion02 New Member

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    Dangit Mark,his head is big enough as it is!:big_smile:


     
  13. Rcaarizona

    Rcaarizona New Member

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    I know im not arrogant, so are saying i have a huge sized head? dang brian i thought we were buds? i know im fat, but dang:sad2:
     
  14. brianthelion02

    brianthelion02 New Member

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    :smile2::smile2:
     
  15. Rcaarizona

    Rcaarizona New Member

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    Is there an ignore feature on this website ? LOL
     
  16. brianthelion02

    brianthelion02 New Member

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    Nope!!!!:smile2:


     
  17. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    ehh...I'm just trying to up my post count :smile2:
     
  18. Overkil

    Overkil New Member

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    haha...they only have that feature on tender-hearted forums where guys discuss rainbows and sunshine...
     
  19. brianthelion02

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    :smile2: