The Parker-Davis Project was formed by consolidating two projects, Parker Dam and Davis Dam, under terms of the Consolidate Parker Dam Power Project and Davis Dam Project Act on May 28, 1954. Davis Dam, on the Colorado River 67 miles below Hoover Dam, created Lake Mohave. Davis Dam has a storage capacity of 1.8 million acre-feet. The five generation units’ operating capacity is 255,000 kilowatts. Parker Dam, which created Lake Havasu 155 miles below Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, was authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of Aug. 30, 1935. Reclamation constructed the project partly with funds advanced by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. MWD receives half of the capacity and energy from four generating units. The 50% federal share of Parker Power plant capacity, as determined by Reclamation, is 60,000 kW.

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