Palisades Dam

Located on Highway 26, just east of Idaho Falls, Palisades Dam and its reservoir are a popular local attraction. This is the beginning of forested area and the Wyoming border and the community of Jackson are not that far away. You can take this route on the way to Grand Teton National Park and if you do, make a quick stop off at Palisades Dam and what it has to offer around it. You will not be sorry.

Fun Facts About Palisades Dam

-The Palisades Dam was completed in 1957.

-The main purpose for Palisades Dam was irrigation, flood control, and recreation.

-The Palisades Dam was constructed by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

-The Palisades Dam is an earthfill dam.

-Palisades Dam sits on the Snake River in Bonneville County.

-Palisades Dam is home to four electricity producing turbine generators.

-Palisades Dam is capable of producing 176.5 megawatts of power.

-The water backed up behind Palisades Dam is known as Palisades Reservoir.

-When Palisades Dam was completed in 1957, it was the largest in the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s system of dams.

-The bill authorizing Palisades Dam to be built was signed by President Harry Truman.

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