Swift Dam

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Swift Dam
Swift Dam is located in Washington (state)
Swift Dam
Location of Swift Dam in Washington
Official name Swift No. 1 Dam
Location Skamania County, Washington, USA
Coordinates 46°3′47″N 122°11′52″W / 46.06306°N 122.19778°W / 46.06306; -122.19778Coordinates: 46°3′47″N 122°11′52″W / 46.06306°N 122.19778°W / 46.06306; -122.19778
Opening date 1958[1]
Operator(s) PacifiCorp[1]
Dam and spillways
Impounds Lewis River
Height 512 ft (156 m)[2]
Length 2,100 ft (640 m)[1]
Creates Swift Reservoir
Total capacity 755,600 acre feet (0.932 km3)[3]
Catchment area 481 square miles (1,250 km2)[1]
Surface area 4,620 acres (1,870 ha)[1]
Power station
Operator(s) PacifiCorp
Installed capacity 240 MW

Swift Dam or Swift No. 1 is an earth-type hydroelectric dam on the Lewis River, in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in Skamania County. Its reservoir is called Swift Reservoir.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Swift Dam, NPDP Dam Directory
  2. ^ "Lewis River". PacifiCorp. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Reservoirs in the United States" (PDF). United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 20 December 2014.