Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dams in the North Cascades

There are three dams on the Skagit River. Starting downriver and going toward Canada they are in this order: Gorge, Diablo, and Ross dam. These dams generate 25 percent of the electricity for Seattle. They are located within a 7 to 8 mile range on the Skagit River. The dams are so high that salmon can't ever make it up to the top. This makes it so where there are only trout in the lakes. Hydroelectric power was desperately needed in World War 1. In 1937 construction on a variable arch dam began there with federal funding.

By: Jacob
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At 3:19 PM, Blogger Xanna said...

Hey that is so cool. But do you know when it was built?


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