Thompson Falls Dam is located in, as you would think, Thompson Falls, Montana. This little town is a fun place to visit or just drive through as part of a road trip. The dam has a rather historic look to it and is a very important part of the local region. The dam also has a unique look to it and there plenty of great places to view it from. Thompson Falls Dam is a quality attraction for anyone who finds themselves nearby.
Fun Facts About Thompson Falls Dam
-Thompson Falls Dam is actually made up of four separate dams in Thompson Falls, Montana.
-The Thompson Falls Dam project began operations in 1915.
-The Main Channel Dam of Thompson Falls Dam is 54 feet high.
-The Dry Channel Dam of Thompson Falls Dam is 38 feet high.
-Intake Dam A of Thompson Falls Dam is 53 feet high.
-Intake Dam B of Thompson Falls Dam is 110 feet high.
-The four dams that make up Thompson Falls Dam back up water over a set of natural falls that the town was founded near.
-The powerplant at Thompson Falls Dam is home to seven generators.
-The Thompson Falls Dam powerplant has a hydroelectric generation capacity of 94 megawatts.
-Thompson Falls Dam is located on the Clark Fork River in Sanders County.
-Thompson Falls Dam is owned and operated by PPL, Inc.
-In the middle of the river is an island located between the two separate dam structures. On this island is a public park that is complete with hiking trails, scenic lookouts, and picnic tables.