2 Likes

Swan Falls Dam - Sinker Butte, Idaho, USA
Idaho

This is a view of the northeast side of Sinker Butte and a view of the Swan Falls Dam on the Snake River taken from the canyon rim above.

Sinker Butte is a 3,421 foot (1,042m) high erosional remnant of a large basaltic tuff cone located in Owyhee County, Idaho, USA.  The top is a rather featureless plain gradually rising to a slight rocky crest near the center.  The view from there is exceptional as the next higher land elevation is the foothills of the Owyhee Mountains 8-10 miles away.

Swan Falls Dam is a concrete dam on the Snake River in Idaho, USA.  It is near Kuna and Murphy, Idaho.  The dam was built in 1900-1901 as a hydro-electrical power plant, originally to service the booming mining town of Silver City 28 miles to the south.  It began operation on April 10, 1901.

Swan Falls is the oldest hydroelectric dam on the Snake River.  It is located at river-mile 458.  It was been upgraded a number of times and in 1994 the original power plant was converted to a museum and a new plant constructed - just beside the old one.  The new power plant generates about 25 times the power the original old plant did (900 KW vs 25,000 KW).  The dam and old power plant are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19482x9741
Uploaded: 18/12/2011
Updated: 13/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: swan falls; snake river; sinker butte
comments powered by Disqus

Calvin K McDonald
Swan Falls Dam from Snake River Wesk Bank, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Sinker Butte, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Snake River Valley, Burn Area, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Dedication Point, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Snake River, Near Dedication Point, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Utter Massacre Site (once thought), Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Petroglyph Rock at Wees Bar, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Initial Point, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Fossil Butte, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
View off Scropion Creek Butte, Murphy, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Silver City Road, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Big D Ranch, Kuna, Idaho, USA
Glen Claydon
Niseko Annupuri Hike - Mid way
Jon Jasper
Moro Rock
Petr Kolčář
Tre Cime from ferrata to Monte Paterno
Markus Freitag
-Busenborn- Bilstein Gipfel
Rahim hamada-www.deja-view.org
house of rebels 2
Andrey
Шаан-Кая ropejumping
Comi Valentine
Sunset on Red River bank - Hanoi
dieter kik
Hiphopnewschool Place Saint Corentin Quimper 0239
Arroz Marisco
Brewing Storm over the Himalayas
Pascal Moulin
Petite grue sur le chenal de Port Maubert - France
John Willetts ARPS
Cowslips near Oakridge, Gloucestershire
Marcio Cabral
Lake Pehoe at sunset
Calvin K McDonald
View from Squaw Butte 2, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Banks, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Goat Lake (north), Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Poppy House, Lambert Park, Alpine, Utah, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Lower Bernard Lake, Seven Devils National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Gem Lake (east shore), Seven Devils National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Stack Rock, Boise County, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Little Butte, South Overlook, Emmett, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Freak Alley 1, Boise, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Sawtooth Lake (north), Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Fishmouth Ruins, Comb Ridge, Utah, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Red Mountain Lookout Lake, Lowman, Idaho, USA
More About Idaho

Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America.  Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States.  Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890.  Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east.  Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state.  Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA.  Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year.  There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing.  There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase.  Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American.  The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia