Discover Every Hydroelectric Dam

 

The idea for this segment came to me about four years into the original project. On a weekend trip to the Grand Coulee Dam, I began to realize another unique thing about Washington State: the number of hydroelectric dams.

After doing some research, I found that there are over eight hundred dams in the state. These dams range from flood & flow control to hydroelectric producers. Below is a list of all the dams I could identify as hydroelectric.

Washington State Hydroelectric Dams

(Click on the dam's name, if brown, to see the photo)

Alder
Nisqually River
Bonneville
Columbia River
Boundary
Pend Oreille River
Box Canyon
Pend Oreille River
Chief Joseph
Columbia River
Cowlitz Falls
Cowlitz River
Diablo
Skagit River
Elwha
Elwha River
Enloe
Similkameen River
Grand Coulee
Columbia River
Glines Canyon
Elwha River
Gorge
Skagit River
Ice Harbor
Snake River
John Day
Columbia River
Kokanee
N Fork Skokomish River
La Grande
Nisqually River
Lake Chelan
Lake Chelan
Lake Cushman
N Fork Skokomish River
Little Falls
Spokane River
Little Goose
Snake River
Long Lake
Spokane River
Lower Baker
Baker River
Lower Granite
Snake River
Lower Monumental
Snake River
Masonry
Cedar River
Mayfield
Cowlitz River
McNary
Columbia River
Merwin
Lewis River
Monroe Street
Spokane River
Mossyrock
Cowlitz River
Nine Mile
Spokane River
Pinto
Crab Creek
Priest Rapids
Columbia River
Rock Island
Columbia River
Rocky Reach
Columbia River
Ross
Skagit River
Roza
Yakima River
Saddle
Lewis River
Skookumchuck
Skookumchuck River
S. Fork Tolt River
Tolt River
Swift
Lewis River
The Dalles
Columbia River
Upper Baker
Baker River
Wanapum
Columbia River
Wells
Columbia River
Wynoochee Lake
Wynoochee River