Upper Baker Dam sits on the Baker River in the North Cascades and helps provide a lot of energy and recreational benefits. The dam is the sister dam of Lower Baker Dam and the water it impounds is enjoyed by many travelers heading that way. The Cascade Loop is an awesome drive that every Northwest resident should drive at least once. When you do, take the time to visit Upper Baker Dam.
Fun Facts About Upper Baker Dam
-Upper Baker Dam was completed in 1959.
-Upper Baker Dam is operated by Puget Sound Energy.
-Upper Baker Dam is located within Whatcom County.
-Upper Baker Dam is a concrete gravity type of dam.
-Upper Baker Dam measures in at 312 feet high.
-Upper Baker Dam is 1,200 feet long.
-Upper Baker Dam has three spillway gates.
-The water backed up behind Upper Baker Dam is known as Baker Lake.
-Baker Lake backs up nine miles behind Upper Baker Dam.
-The water that travels through Upper Baker Dam comes off the sides of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan.
-Upper Baker Dam has a power producing capacity of 100 megawatts.