The first stage of the aqueduct was from the Mississippi river to Lake Aquilla:
The elevation at this lake is 537 feet. From here the aqueduct goes NW to 25 miles East of Breckenridge. The dam is located just south of the Brad Cemetery on U.S. route 180, 25 miles East of Breckenridge. The dam yet to be built will top out at 1380 feet with maximum water level at 1370 feet. The total lift of the water in stage 2 is (1370 – 537 + 100×2.2) feet = 1053 ft. To lift 26,500 cubic feet per second 1053 feet requires four 500 MW LFTR nuclear reactors. Lake Brad will contain about 90,000 Acre-ft when full, about one day’s worth of storage. For 5 hours per day these four reactors can provide 2 GW of peak power to the grid.