William L. Jess Dam

William L. Jess Dam is on the Rogue River and sits in one of the many beautiful areas that make up the state of Oregon. This area is surrounded by mountains and pine trees, and is filled with about as many outdoor recreation possibilities as you could possibly watch. It is a very popular getaway area and if you are getting away there, you should take the time to visi the William L. Jess Dam and the water reservoir behind it.

Fun Facts About William L. Jess Dam

-William L. Jess Dam was finished in 1977 after five years of construction.

-At the time of it being built, and for nearly two decades after, William L. Jess Dam was known as Lost Creek Dam.

-1996 saw Lost Creek Dam renamed William L. Jess Dam.

-The main purpose of the William L. Jess Dam is for flood control.

-The William L. Jess Dam is an earthfill structure.

-William L. Jess Dam is home to two hydroelectric generators.

-The powerhouse at William L. Jess Dam is capable of producing 49 megawatts of electricity.

-The William L. Jess Dam is 3,750 feet long.

-The William L. Jess Dam is 327 feet high.

-Just below the William L. Jess Dam is Casey State Park.

-The water backed up behind William L. Jess Dam is known as Lost Creek Lake.

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