Box Canyon Dam opened in 1956 and sits on the Pend Oreille River in Northeast Washington State. It is located north of the small town of Ione, right on the International Selkirk Loop. This is a very interesting and somewhat seldom seen part of Washington. There are a long list of things to see there when you travel through the area and one of them is indeed Box Canyon Dam.
Fun Facts About Box Canyon Dam
-Box Canyon Dam opened in 1956 after five years of construction.
-Box Canyon Dam is owned by the citizens of Pend Oreille County and operated by the Pend Oreille PUD.
-The Pend Oreille PUD was the first in the State of Washington to build its own dam.
-Box Canyon Dam is 62 and a half feet tall.
-Box Canyon is 160 feet long.
-The water backed up on the Pend Oreille River behind Box Canyon Dam stretches for 55 miles.
-There are four power producing turbines in the powerhouse of the Box Canyon Dam.