Merwin Dam sits on the Lewis River in southwestern Washington State. The dam is accessible from Lewis River Road, also known as Highway 503. The area surrounding this dam is very scenic and in addition to flood control and hydroelectricity production, the dam aids in the outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed there. If you are driving through the area, and a fan of dams, a visit to Merwin Dam could be a good idea.
Fun Facts About Merwin Dam
-Construction began on Merwin Dam in 1929 and it was completed in 1931.
-Merwin Dam is operated by Pacificorp.
-The water backed up behind the Merwin Dam is known as Lake Merwin.
-Merwin Dam is home to four power producing turbines.
-Merwin Dam measures in at 313 feet high.
-Merwin Dam is 1,250 feet in length.
-Legend has it that it was a fully lit Merwin Dam that allowed skyjacker D.B. Cooper to identify where he was when he jumped from a Boeing 727 passenger liner with $200,000 in ransom dollars.