Iron Gate Dam (California)
|Iron Gate Dam|
|Location||Siskiyou County, California|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earthfill|
|Height||173 ft (53 m)|
|Length||540 ft (160 m)|
|Spillway type||Concrete overflow|
|Creates||Iron Gate Reservoir|
|Total capacity||58,000 acre·ft (72,000,000 m3)|
|Catchment area||4,630 sq mi (12,000 km2)|
|Surface area||1,020 acres (410 ha)|
|Installed capacity||18 MW|
|Annual generation||112,650,000 KWh|
Iron Gate Dam is an earthfill hydroelectric dam on the Klamath River in northern California. It is the lowermost of a series of power dams on the river, the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project, owned by PacifiCorp. It also poses the first barrier to migrating salmon in the Klamath.
- "Iron Gate Dam". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1981-01-19. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- Stillwater Sciences A Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Downstream Sediment Deposition Following the Removal of Iron Gate, Copco, and J.C. Boyle Dams, Klamath River, CA Final Report Prepared for American Rivers, May 2004.
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