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Washington Water Power Company Post Falls Power Plant, South Channel Dam, West of intersection of Spokane & Fourth Streets, Post Falls, Kootenai County, ID



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Location
West of intersection of Spokane & Fourth Streets, Post Falls, ID

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER ID-32-C
Significance: It is significant as the backup controlling mechanism for the Lake Coeur D'Alene impoundment. The South Channel dam is a simple concrete gravity-flow structure. It measures 78' in length and it is equipped with six original gates of sliding pattern design, each measuring 6' wide and 13' high. The dam has undergone minimal alteration since its construction (1904-06).

Subjects
Dams


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. UPSTREAM VIEW OF THE SOUTH CHANNEL DAM, LOOKING EAST.
2. DOWNSTREAM VIEW OF THE SOUTH CHANNEL DAM, LOOKING WEST.
3. CREST OF THE SOUTH CHANNEL DAM, SHOWING BLOCK HOUSE (NOT ORIGINAL) COVERING THE ELECTRICALLY POWERED GATE-LIFTING MECHANISM THAT REPLACED THE ORIGINAL HAND-OPERATED LIFTING DEVICE, LOOKING NORTH.


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