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Near Emmett in Gem County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Black Canyon Dam

 
 
Black Canyon Dam Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Black Canyon Dam Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1924, this $1,500,000 concrete gravity dam has a 1,039 foot crest and a 183 foot structural height.

A 29 mile canal, along with lesser ditches, serves 58,250 acres of Boise and Payette valley farms. A power plant at Black Canyon Dam generates electricity for commercial use as well as for irrigation pumping. Farms far from early riverside canals benefit from this project.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 377.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 55.798′ N, 116° 26.352′ W. Marker is near Emmett, Idaho, in Gem County. Marker can be reached from Black Canyon Highway (State Highway 52 at milepost 38), 0.2 miles east of Old Dam Road. Click for map. Marker is located in Wild Rose Park next to the dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3999 Black Canyon Highway, Emmett ID 83617, United States of America.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
Black Canyon Dam Marker at Wild Rose Park Photo, Click for full size
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Black Canyon Dam Marker at Wild Rose Park
Black Canyon Dam Photo, Click for full size
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
3. Black Canyon Dam
 

 
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