I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have lived here pretty much all my life except for a couple of years in China and a few months in western New York. This is my home. There's no other place that I'd rather live. In Cheryl's Northwest, I'll share some of my favorite places with you.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Dwoshak ia a pretty dam place
isn’t just another pretty dam, though one would be hard pressed to find a dam
in a prettier setting.
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
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.
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.