Near Ione in Pend Oreille County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Box Canyon Dam Viewpoint
The project was built in 1955. There are four generators in the project that generate 60MW of electricity. This is enough electricity to supply 36,000 homes. Box Canyon is a “run of the river” facility, which means it has no storage capacity in the river. The reservoir is 56 miles long and extends to Albeni Falls Dam near Newport, Washington. The next dam downstream is Boundary Dam, owned by Seattle City Light. Tours of Box Canyon are available. Check at the Visitors Center for details.
Erected by Pend Oreille Public Utility District.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 48° 46.759′ N, 117° 24.596′ W. Marker is near Ione, Washington, in Pend Oreille County. Marker can be reached from International Selkirk Loop (Washington Route 31) 0.6 miles south of Box Canyon Dam Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ione WA 99139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. The I&WNRR (within shouting distance of this marker).
Also see . . . Box Canyon Dam (Washington). Short Wikipedia entry on the dam. (Submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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