Dexter Dam is located on the Willamette River near Eugene, Oregon and is a great benefit to the surrounding area. When you visit the Willamette Valley you will find plenty of things to do and visiting this dam and the lake behind it is one of them. Oregon’s Highway 58 takes you to the dam and then along the lake’s south shore.
Fun Facts About Dexter Dam
-Dexter Dam was completed and went into operation in 1954.
-Dexter Dam was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
-Dexter Dam is 117 feet high.
-Dexter Dam is an earth fill dam.
-The Dexter Dam powerhouse is home to one single generator.
-The powerhouse at Dexter Dam can generate 15,000 kilowatts of electricity.
-The water backed up behind Dexter Dam is known as Dexter Reservoir, sometimes referred to as Dexter Lake.
-Immediately above Dexter Reservoir is Lookout Point Dam.
-The maximum depth of Dexter Lake is 56 feet.
-On average, it takes less than a month for water to enter Dexter Lake and then exit through Dexter Dam.
-Dexter Dam is located in Lane County.