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Near Ahsahka in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Dworshak Dam

Dedicated June, 1973

 
 
Dworshak Dam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
1. Dworshak Dam Marker
Inscription.  This 717 foot high concrete structure is the highest straight axis gravity dam in North America. The dam backs up water from the North Fork of the Clearwater River forming a 54-mile lake at full pool. Flood control, power production, and recreation are the benefits of Dworshak Project. Guided tours of the dam and power plant begin from the Visitor Center located on the top left side of the dam.
 
Erected by US Army Corp of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 46° 30.829′ N, 116° 18.352′ W. Marker is near Ahsahka, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on Viewpoint Road near Old Ashahka Grade Road, on the right when traveling east. The marker is about 1/4 mile south of the Dworshak Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ahsahka ID 83520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Fishing Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Canoe Building Site (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Dworshak Dam and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2020
2. Dworshak Dam and Marker
Ahsakha Village Site (approx. 1˝ miles away); 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Pit House Village (approx. 1˝ miles away); Orofino: A Fine Place (approx. 1˝ miles away); Welcome to Canoe Camp (approx. 1˝ miles away); Canoe Camp (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Dworshak Dam -- Wikipedia. The dam was controversial from the start, because it would block fish migration and its reservoir would flood a large portion of the winter range of elk in the Clearwater River basin. The North Fork of the Clearwater River had an excellent run of steelhead trout and "may have been the finest population of large-size steelhead in the world". However, proponents of the project held that the construction of a fish hatchery would maintain the river's steelhead runs, and that the construction of the dam would render other dam projects in the Clearwater River basin unnecessary. (Submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Dworshak Damand Marker image. Click for full size.
By US Army Corps of Engineers, June 14, 2010
3. Dworshak Damand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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