Northwest Dams

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Northwest Dams

Description

Rivers in the Northwest are tamed by dams throughout the region, not only changing the landscape, but altering the way of life. Early settlers depended on dams to irrigate their farms; trying to control nature was the only way to make farming in the Northwest successful. Washington is also home the largest source of hydroelectric power, the Grand Coulee Dam. This mammoth structure is considered a Wonder of the World and has attracted tourists worldwide since its construction. The continued dependence on dams has made Washington and the Northwest a top agricultural producer in the United States and the largest manufacturer of electricity in the nation.

Items in the Northwest Dams Collection

Washington -- Dams (#02)
"The Dalles Dam, View into Oregon"

Washington -- Dams (#03)
"Rock Island Dam, View N.W. Chelan Co."

Washington -- Dams (#04)
"John Day Dam from visitor view point on Wash. side Kickitat Co. view into Oregon up stream 2 mile side road from main highway"

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#01)
"Flume North of Deer Park, Wash" Arcadia Orchard wooden flumes

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#05)
"4000' flume south of Deer Park 1/2 mile"

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#14)
Arcadia Orchard ditch digging with horse teams near Deer Park

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#16)
"Dragoon Dam" Deer Park under construction

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#17)
"Big flume- south of Deer Park, Cost about $7,000"

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#18A)
"Arcadia irrigation canal near Deer Park WN"

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#18B)
"Irrigation Dam, Deer Park Wash."

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#20A)
Deer Park Dragoon Creek Dam Levee

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#20B)
Deer Park Dragoon Creek Dam Levee

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#21B)
Arcadia Orchard braced flume

NWC 006. Arcadia Orchard Photo Album  (#28C)
Deer Park Dragoon Creek Dam Wooden Spillway

Northwest -- Dams -- Chelan (#01)
"Chelan Dam with Gates 6 & 7 Open"

Northwest -- Dams -- Chelan (#02)
"Chelan Power House"

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#04)
View from the side when the gates are open.

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#06)
The dam under construction in winter.

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#07)
"Grand Coulee damsite."

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#11)
"Coulee Dam" "Construction of dam"

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#12)
"Beginning of Coulee Dam" "Donated by William P. Gale, Spokane, who worked on the dam."

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#16)
Water flowing over the dam

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#18)
"River Diversion" "Donated by William P. Gale who worked on the dam."

Northwest -- Dams -- Grand Coulee (#28)
"Construction of Grand Coulee Dam"

Northwest -- Dams -- Idaho (#01)
"W.W.P. Dam at Post Falls, ID. on the Spokane River."

Northwest -- Dams -- Long Lake (#01)
Long Lake Dam at a side angle

Northwest -- Dams -- Long Lake (#02)
Long Lake Dam from a front angle

Northwest -- Dams -- Long Lake (#04)
"Long Lake power station, Spokane river, the W.W.P. Company 94,00 hp."