Cushman Dam No. 2

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Cushman No. 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant
Cushman dam 2.jpg
Cushman Dam No. 2, seen from Kokanee
Cushman Dam No. 2 is located in Washington (state)
Cushman Dam No. 2
Location Mason County, Washington, USA
Nearest city Hoodsport, Washington
Coordinates 47°22′59″N 123°10′42″W / 47.383056°N 123.178333°W / 47.383056; -123.178333Coordinates: 47°22′59″N 123°10′42″W / 47.383056°N 123.178333°W / 47.383056; -123.178333
Area 25 acres (10 ha)[2]
Built 1930
Architect Tacoma City Light; Bonnel,J.E., & Sons
Architectural style Classical Revival, Other
MPS Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington State, 1890--1938 MPS
NRHP Reference # 88002757[1]
Added to NRHP December 15, 1988

Cushman Dam No. 2 is a hydroelectric dam on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington, United States, forming Lake Kokanee. Built in 1930, its three 27,000 kilowatt generators provide 233 million kilowatt-hours annually to the Tacoma Power system. Along with Cushman Dam No. 1, it is part of Tacoma Power's Cushman Project.

Construction began in 1929 and power production began in December 1930. The dam is 575 feet (175 m) long, 8 feet (2.4 m) wide at the top and 40 feet (12 m) at the base. It is 235 feet tall. Its reservoir, Lake Kokanee, is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[3]

A panoramic view showing two of the three turbines in their original housing at the Cushman Dam No. 2 powerhouse, operated by Tacoma Public Utilities.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Soderberg, Lisa (October 23, 1986), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cushman No. 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant (PDF), retrieved February 19, 2015 .
  3. ^ "Cushman Hydroelectric Project Timeline" (PDF). Tacoma Power. Retrieved 2009-07-14.