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Seven Mile Dam - Pend d'Oreille River, BC, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 01.673 W 117° 30.587
11U E 462734 N 5430680
Quick Description: We passed by the Waneta Dam today and saw that they were spilling quite a bit of water yet. So we decided to drive up the Pend d'Oreille and check out this, the Seven Mile Dam.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 5:02:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMM1B1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Here they had three of the five sluice gates partially open, creating quite a nice waterfall. It would be about the same height as the waterfall at the Waneta Dam 9 km. downriver, 150 feet or so. It's quite impressive, especially when it hits bottom and rebounds back up then down in an arch about 60 feet in height.

Construction on the concrete gravity dam began in 1975 and the hydroelectric plant began operation in 1979. The dam encloses 3 - 202.5 MW turbines and 1 - 210 MW Pelton Wheel, giving it a total generating capacity of 817.5 MW (Mega Watts). The dam is 65 metres (213 ft) in height and 350 metres (1,150 ft) in width at the base. Operations are coordinated with Waneta Dam, which is just 9 km. downstream from the Seven Mile Dam, just above the confluence of the Pend d'Oreille and Columbia Rivers.

Coordinates are for the viewpoint and parking area just west of the dam.

Location of the waterfall:
12000 Seven Mile Dam Road
Trail, BC Canada

Fees: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Flow dates: From: 4/1/2014 To: 7/31/2014

Type / features of structure: Dam

Estimated height in feet: 150

Estimated height in meters: 45.00

Estimated width in feet: 100

Estimated width in meters: 30

River/stream/lake/reservoir: Pend d’Oreille River

Coordinates of parking: Not Listed

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