Newdale in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Houses floated away and crop land was ruined as water surged into Snake River and American Falls Reservoir, which finally controlled that flood. Church government, and disaster relief agencies responded effectively, but 14 lives were lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage resulted from that unforgettable calamity. All that remains of Teton Dam still can be seen from a viewpoint 1.5 miles north of here.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 345.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 52.998′ N, 111° 32.394′ W. Marker is in Newdale, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 33 at milepost 110 and Teton Dam Road, on the right when traveling west on Highway 33. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13213 Idaho Highway 33, Newdale ID 83436, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Teton City Settlers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pioneer Meeting House Fort Henry (approx. 9 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); M60A3 Army Tank (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . . Teton Dam - Wikipedia. The flood waters traveled west along the route of the Henry's fork of the Snake River, around both sides of the Menan Buttes, significantly damaging the community of Roberts. The city of Idaho Falls, even further down on the flood plain, had time to prepare. At the older American Falls Dam downstream, engineers increased discharge by less than 5% before the flood arrived. That dam held and the flood was effectively over, but tens of thousands of acres of land near the river were stripped of fertile topsoil. (Submitted on September 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.