Named after Bill Bartlett, a government surveyor, Bartlett Dam was built between 1936-39. The multiple-arch dam is 308.5 feet high and 800 feet long.
It was the first dam built on the Verde River and was constructed by the federal government with SRP paying 80% of the cost and the Bureau of Indian Affairs 20%. It has no hydroelectric generating power at the present time.
Bartlett Dam forms Bartlett Reservoir. Below are some reservoir statistics:
- Length: 12 miles
- Shoreline: 33 miles
- Capacity: 178,186 acre-feet
- Surface acreage when full: 2,815 acres
- Maximum depth: 174 feet