Black Eagle Dam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member zenpanda
N 47° 31.245 W 111° 15.803
12T E 480171 N 5263069
Quick Description: Hydroelectric dam located on the Missouri River
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 8:18:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM26ZX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 38

Long Description:
One of six dams located within 12 miles of Great Falls.
This 3-unit hydroelectric dam has a total generating capacity of 21 megawatts. The dam is 753 feet long and 13 high. It is classified as a "run-of-river" dam which means it does not need to store additional water supplies to create power.
This dam is located near Giant Springs State Park and several Lewis & Clark Historic sites.
Originally built in 1891 then replaced in 1926.
Black Eagle Memorial Island was opened in 2005. The island enables the public to day hikes, kayaking, canoing, fishing & picnicking next to the beauty of the falls over the dam.
Waterway where the dam is located: Missouri River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: masonry

Height of Dam: 13 feet

Date built: 01/01/1891

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: Not Listed

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