Albeni Falls Dam

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Albeni Falls Dam, Pend Oreille River, Idaho, USA
The Columbia River watershed

Albeni Falls Dam is located on the Pend Oreille River between Oldtown, Idaho, and Priest River, Idaho. It is located on the site of a natural waterfall named Albeni Falls, named after early pioneer Albeni Poirier.

Construction on the dam began in 1951 and was completed in 1955 at a cost of $34 million ($261 million[1] in 2007 dollars). It produces over 200 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year for the Bonneville Power Administration and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[2]

The dam is 90 feet (27 m) high and 775 feet (236 m) long. Its spillway is 400 feet (120 m) long.


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  2. ^ "Dam Information". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 

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Coordinates: 48°10′45″N 116°59′59″W / 48.17925°N 116.999674°W / 48.17925; -116.999674