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Upper Baker Dam

General Information

Completion: 1959
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Gravity dam
Function / usage: Hydroelectric dam / plant
Material: Concrete dam


Location: , , ,
  • Baker River
Coordinates: 48° 38' 56.43" N    121° 41' 26.50" W
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Technical Information


height 95 m
retained water volume 352 000 000 m³
crest length 370 m

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Upper Baker Dam is a dam spanning the Baker River in northern Washington in the United States of America. It is one of two dams on the river, the other one being the Lower Baker Dam a few miles downstream. The dam is used to generate hydroelectricity and provide flood control.

Construction of the dam was finished in 1959 by Puget Sound Energy as part of a power generating scheme, the Baker River Hydroelectric Project. The dam is a concrete gravity structure 312 feet (95 m) high and 1,200 feet (370 m) long, and is capable of producing 91 MW. Its reservoir stretches 9 miles (14 km) upstream and contains 285,000 acre feet (352,000,000 m3) of water.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Upper Baker Dam" and modified on 13 September 2020 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.



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