Box Canyon Dam

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 23 October 2009 in Business & Industry.

Shot from the caboose and nearly the same spot as yesterday's picture up the Pend Oreille River. "Nestled in the Selkirk Mountain Range in the northeast corner of Washington State, the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project produces low-cost electricity from water, a clean and renewable energy source. Flanked by steep rock cliffs and situated in a narrow portion of the state’s second largest river, the Pend Oreille (Pond-er-ray), Box Canyon operates in a “run-of-the-river” mode, using water as it is available.

The Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project is owned by the people of Pend Oreille County. Pend Oreille Public Utility District was the first PUD in the state to build its own dam. There were no local, state, or federal tax dollars used in its construction."