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Priest Rapids Dam

a hydroelectric dam on the Columbia River, in Grant and Yakima counties, Washington

Priest Rapids Dam

Construction Start July 1956
Power Generation Start October 1959
Cost $166 million
Length 10,103 feet
Maximum Height from Base 178 feet
Spillway Length 1,142 feet
Spillway Gates 22 (each 40x50 feet)

Priest Rapids Dam in 1958

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