Arthur R. Bowman sits on the Crooked River and is located just off Highway 27 in Central Oregon. The dam is surrounded by very cool looking and wide open landscape. The nearest communities of size are Redmond and Bend which both are very popular vacation areas. You can find a lot to do in the Arthur R. Bowman Dam area.
Fun Facts About Arthur R. Bowman Dam
-Construction work finished on the Arthur R. Bowman Dam in 1961.
-The Arthur R. Bowman Dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation but is operated by the Ochoco Irrigation District.
-When it was built, the Arthur R. Bowman Dam was known as the Prineville Dam. It was changed to honor Bowman, a local businessman and civic leader, who passed away in 1970.
-Arthur R. Bowman Dam is 240 feet high.
-Arthur R. Bowman Dam is 800 feet long.
-The water backed up behind Arthur R. Bowman Dam is known as the Prineville Reservoir.
-Arthur R. Bowman Dam is an earthfill dam.
-Arthur R. Bowman Dam is located within Crook County.