FWEE Member Hydroelectric Projects

Albeni Falls: Pend Oreille River, ID

The dam was built at the site of a natural falls called Albeni Falls, named after an early settler, Albeni Poirier. Read on 

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Alcova: North Platte River, WY

Alcova Reservoir and its surrounding lands provide excellent water oriented recreational facilities and is the primary recreation area for Casper and the surrounding region. Sailboating and water skiing in summer and ice fishing in winter attract many visitors each year. … Read on 

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Alder: Nisqually River, WA

Completed in 1945, the 330-foot concrete arch Alder Dam is located on the Nisqually River, approximately 38 miles southeast of Tacoma, Washington. Alder Dam is part of the Nisqually River Hydroelectric Project. Read on 

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Anderson Ranch: Boise River, ID

Anderson Ranch Dam and Powerplant is a multiple purpose structure that provides benefits of irrigation, power, and flood and silt control. The dam is 456 feet high and is on the South Fork of the Boise River, 28 miles northeast of Mountain Home. Read on 

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Big Cliff: N. Fork Santiam River, OR

The North Santiam canyon is rocky, narrow, and steep where Big Cliff Dam was constructed.  For that reason, Big Cliff is a concrete dam, rather than an earth and rockfill embankment structure, like most Corps dams in the Willamette Valley … Read on 

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Black Canyon: Payette River, ID

Black Canyon Diversion Dam, on the Payette River near Emmett, Idaho, is a concrete gravity type dam with an ogee overflow spillway. The dam has a structural height of 183 feet and serves to divert water to the Payette Division through Black Canyon Canal. Read on 

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Boise River Diversion: Boise River, ID

The Boise River Diversion Dam, on the Boise River about 7 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho, is a rubble-concrete, weir-type structure with a hydraulic height of 39 feet. The dam diverts water into the New York Canal which serves distribution laterals and feeds Lake Lowell. Read on 

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Bonneville: Columbia River, OR/WA

Bonneville Lock and Dam Project is located 145 river miles from the mouth of the Columbia River and about 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon, near Cascade Locks, Ore., and North Bonneville, Wash. Read on 

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Box Canyon: Pend Oreille River, WA

The Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project, completed in 1956, is located on the scenic Pend Oreille River, ninety miles north of Spokane, Washington. Pend Oreille PUD was the first PUD in the nation to build a hydro-project. The Box Canyon Dam … Read on 

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Boysen: Wind River, WY

Boysen Dam is a zoned earthfill structure having a structural height of 220 feet. An overflow, weir-type spillway controlled by radial gates is located on the right abutment and surcharges immediately upstream and left of the powerplant.

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