Javascript Menu by Deluxe-Menu.com

I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe. This is my dog Tige, he lives there too.

Hungry Horse Dam

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

8/11/2010

Our location - Hungry Horse, MT

Hungry Horse Dam

click on images to enlarge
Hungry Horse Dam We went over to the Hungry Horse Dam.  This is the first Dam in the Columbia River Dam System Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse Dam The Hungry Horse Dam was completed in 1953 for flood control.  It does generate electricity with its four 107MW water turbine generators. For a perspective, one of the large generators at Grand Coulee Dam generates 805MW.

Small Visitor Center compared to the other dams we have visited.
Hungry Horse Dam
click on images to enlarge
click on images to enlarge
Hungry Horse Dam There is no tour of the dam but the Visitor Center has interesting displays and videos. Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse Dam There was a feature on this dam that we have not seen before.  The drain, named the "Morning Glory", is a protective overflow device.  If the water should reach the level of the Morning Glory, it will spill into a drain to the river below preventing water overflowing the top of the dam. Hungry Horse Dam
click on images to enlarge
click on images to enlarge
Hungry Horse Dam This one of the penstock inlets.  The grates filter out flotsam from the water. Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse Dam That is the South Fork of the Flathead River.  The water flowing through the dam will make a 1000 mile trip to the Pacific. Hungry Horse Dam
Hungry Horse Dam There was a forest fire here.  Mother Nature's way of cleaning up.

Disclaimer: The information in this site is a collection of data we derived from the vendors and from our personal experiences.  This information is meant as a learning guide for you to  make your own decisions  Best practices and code should always be followed.  The recommendations we make are from our personal experiences and we do not receive any compensation for those recommendations.