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Brownlee DamBrownlee Dam

a hydroelectric dam in Hell's Canyon of the Snake River, on the Idaho-Oregon border

Construction Start 1955
Completion Date May 9, 1958

Dam Type earth-fill embankment
Height 420 feet

Power Plant five generators with total capacity of 585.4 megawatts
Power Generation Start August 1958

Brownlee Reservoir Length 58 miles
Surface Area 15,000 acres

A unique fish trap of cable, wire, and plastic mesh was constructed to divert downstream migrating salmon.

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