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Salmon Falls Dam

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Country  United States
Opening date  1910
Height  66 m
Surface area  13.76 km²
Purpose  Irrigation
Type of dam  Concrete gravity arch
Catchment area  4,170 km²
Impound  Salmon Falls Creek
Salmon Falls Dam
Location  Twin Falls County, Idaho
Owner(s)  Salmon River Canal Company
Address  Salmon Falls Dam, Castleford, ID 83321, USA
Similar  Salmon Falls Creek, Milner Dam, Jarbidge Mountains, American Falls Dam, C J Strike Dam

Fishing at the salmon falls dam

Salmon Falls Dam is a dam constructed across Salmon Falls Creek in Twin Falls County, Idaho in the United States. Located about 25 miles (40 km) south of Buhl, the masonry arch-gravity dam is 217 feet (66 m) high and 450 feet (140 m) long, impounding up to 230,650 acre feet (0.28450 km3) of water in Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. When full, the reservoir extends for 17 miles (27 km) upstream, encompassing 3,400 acres (1,400 ha). The dam and reservoir control runoff from a drainage basin of 1,610 sq mi (4,200 km2).


The dam was built in 1910 to provide irrigation water storage, and is owned and operated by the Salmon River Canal Company. A secondary purpose is flood control: the dam has never spilled floodwaters with the exception of the heavy snowmelt of 1984. Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir is also a popular recreational lake, and is considered one of the best fisheries in southern Idaho.

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