Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dwoshak ia a pretty dam place

Dworshak Dam
Dworshak Dam isn’t just another pretty dam, though one would be hard pressed to find a dam in a prettier setting.

Located in rural Idaho, Dworshak Dam stands 717 feet tall, making it the highest strait-axis concrete dam, not only in the United States, but in the whole Western Hemisphere.
Dworshak reservoir
The dam spans the North Fork of the Clearwater River just a short distance from Orofino. It is visible from U.S. Highway 12. Behind the dam is a 54-mile long reservoir that is popular with boaters and fishermen.
Operated by the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, construction on the dam started in 1968 as a flood control project. The dam began generating power in 1973. The complex includes log handling facilities as well as a fish hatchery that is located nearby.

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