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Wells Dam

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Opening date  August 22, 1967
Creates  Lake Pateros
Installed capacity  851.4 MW
Create  Lake Pateros
Impounds  Columbia River
Turbines  10
Opened  22 August 1967
Turbine  10
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Location  Chelan / Douglas counties, Washington
Operator  Douglas County Public Utility District
Total capacity  331,200 acre¬∑ft (0.4085 km3)
Similar  Rocky Reach Dam, Rock Island Dam, Priest Rapids Dam, Wanapum Dam, Chief Joseph Dam

Wells Dam is a hydroelectric dam located on the Columbia River, downstream from the confluence of the Okanogan River, Methow River, and the Columbia River in Washington State. The dam, associated structures, and machinery make up the Wells Hydroelectric Project. It is owned and operated by Douglas County Public Utility District.

Map of Wells Dam, Chelan, WA 98816, USA

It has produced electricity since August 22, 1967. Its operating license from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is next up for renewal in 2012. In addition to the two public utility districts, the project provides electricity to Puget Sound Energy, Portland General Electric, PacifiCorp, Avista Corporation, and the Colville Indian Tribe.

Its reservoir is named Lake Pateros. Just below and adjacent is Carpenter Island boat launch and fish hatchery river access.

References

Wells Dam Wikipedia


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