Near Emmett in Gem County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Black Canyon Dam
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
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. Marker is located in Wild Rose Park next to the dam. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Freezeout Hill (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pearl (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,130 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.