Wednesday, September 19, 2007

dam shots

Long Lake Dam and Overlook
This Avista Corp. facility was recorded as the tallest dam in the world when it was built in 1915, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The nearby overlook offers a scenic view of the dam's spillway, with the Little Falls Reservoir in the foreground Long Lake and Devil's Gap in the background. The Spokane River flows from Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho 90 miles northwest through the city of Spokane, Washington, before emptying into the Colombia river at the site of fort Spokane. Long Lake is a 25 mile long reservoir, running between Nine Mile Falls Dam ( which you can see in my earlier blog posts) and Long Lake Dam to the west.

Generating Units: 4 Francis turbines
Generating Capacity: 71 megawatts
Crest Length of Dam: 593 feet
Height Of Dam: 213 feet
Spilgates : 8

Down river from the dam the bridge is highway 231.

Ranger looking for something to chase.


don said...

A fine series of the dam and river. It takes clicking on the larger version to get the full impact of detail and quality of your shots. Nice group of pictures.

Luke said...

never knew that dam's history......, nice shots!

madretz said...

awesome shots, love the reflection of the clouds in the lake. Ranger is such a beautiful dog!