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Near Rogerson in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Salmon Dam

 
 
Salmon Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Salmon Dam Marker
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Constructed in 1910 about 8 miles west of here, Salmon Dam was a spectacular early irrigation structure.

220 feet high, it blocks a narrow lava gorge of Salmon Falls Creek. Intended to create a large reservoir to irrigate desert lands north of here, it was only a partial success. Porous lava canyon walls let water escape around it, and lack of rainfall in Nevada's desert above here provided less then enough moisture for this reservoir. It did not fill up until 1984.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 240.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 42° 9.366′ N, 114° 40.38′ W. Marker is near Rogerson, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 93 at milepost 11 near 1900 East Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in
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this post office area: Rogerson ID 83302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Salmon Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. Salmon Dam Marker
Salmon Dam image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Clarence Bisbee
3. Salmon Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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