Foster Dam in 2009
|Official name||Foster Dam|
|Location||Linn County, Oregon, USA|
|Dam and spillways|
|Impounds||South Santiam River|
|Height||126 ft (221 m)|
|Length||4565 ft (379 m)|
|Total capacity||28,300 acre·ft (0.0349 km3)|
|Installed capacity||20 MW|
Designed by the Corps of Engineers, it began service on August 22, 1968. Its primary purpose is flood control but it also provides power, navigation improvement downstream and irrigation. The damming of the river created Foster Reservoir, which is a popular fishing and water sports area. The reservoir stores 28,300 acre feet (34,900,000 m3). The powerhouse has two generators with a capacity totaling 20 MW. The dam regulates water flow from the main facility, Green Peter Dam.
- "Green Peter and Foster Dams and Reservoirs". Portland, Oregon: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 29 Dec 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "Green Peter and Foster Dams and Reservoirs". Willamette Valley Projects. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
- Bonneville Power Administration. "Foster Dam". Retrieved 2009-10-25.
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