John C. Boyle Dam

Located in southern Oregon, John C. Boyle Dam has a unique look to it and is a very cool sight to see. The dam sits on the Klamath River and is actually just 12 miles north of the Oregon-California border. This is a fun little attraction to see when driving through the area.

Fun Facts About John C. Boyle Dam

-Construction on the John C. Boyle Dam took place from 1956 to 1958.

-John C. Boyle Dam was developed and known as Big Bend Dam, before being renamed and dedicated in honor of a hydroelectric engineer who designed much of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project.

-The John C. Boyle Dam is of both the concrete gravity and earthfill design.

-The John C. Boyle Dam measures in at 68 feet high.

-The John C. Boyle Dam is just over 714 feet in length.

-John C. Boyle Dam contains three spillway gates.

-The water held back by the John C. Boyle Dam is known as the John C. Boyle Reservoir.

-The John C. Boyle Dam is one of four dams on the Klamath River that several groups are trying to have removed.

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