Located in northern Idaho, Albeni Falls Dam sits on the Pend Oreille River in a very beautiful part of the state. This area is somewhat remote too which can make it that much more rewarding to visit. You really do get the feeling that you are seeing something that not a lot of people get to see. If you do treat yourself to a visit to northern Idaho, make the effort to visit Albeni Falls Dam.
Fun Facts About Albeni Falls Dam
-Construction on the Albeni Falls Dam began in 1951 and was done in 1955.
-The total cost of construction for Albeni Falls Dam came in at $34 million.
-Albeni Falls Dam measures in at 90 feet high.
-Albeni Falls Dam is 775 feet long.
-Albeni Falls is the name of the natural waterfall that would later be submerged beneath the rising water behind Albeni Falls Dam.
-Albeni Falls Dam was authorized to be built by Congress in 1950. It was in direct response to a huge flood two years before in 1948 that had swept over the Pend Oreille River.
-There is 136,000 cubic yards, which equates to about 61 million pounds, of concrete in Albeni Falls Dam.
-When running at top capacity, Albeni Falls Dam produces over 200 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year. This is enough power to supply about 15,000 homes.