Historic Powerhouse on the Snake River

September 2, 2014

Swan Falls Dam, built in 1901, is the oldest hydroelectric dam on the Snake River and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Swan Falls Dam on the Snake River, Idaho

Swan Falls Dam on the Snake River, Idaho

This photo shows the scrub and sage brush that covers most of the land around the Snake River in western and south-central Idaho. If anyone is going to grow anything, they need lots of water!

Photos by Barbara Briggs Folger.

View more shots from this spring’s Columbia River Basin Expedition:

Upper Snake River dams and levees

Beautiful Scenics of the Upper Snake River

Flora and Fauna

 

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