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The Blanchard Dam buildings in 2013
|Location||Morrison County, Minnesota, USA|
|Dam and spillways|
Blanchard Dam is a dam across the Mississippi River, in Bellevue Township and Swan River Township, Morrison County, near the city of Royalton, Minnesota. Blanchard is a hydroelectric station owned and operated by Minnesota Power. The dam sits slightly upriver from the former Soo Line rail bridge. The bridge now carries a recreational trail.
Blanchard Dam is the tallest dam on the Mississippi River at 47 feet of water head.
Because of its design, it provides the most accurate water flow statistics of the Mississippi in central Minnesota. Daily, monthly and yearly statistical data in cf/s (cubic feet per second) since 1924 are available at the United States Geological Survey website.
Little Falls Dam
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