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Alder Dam Powerhouse 1912

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La Grande Powerhouse

La Grande Powerhouse

Drive up to La Grande and you can’t miss the Alder Dam, built in the 1940s. But there was another dam before this one — smaller and built in the 1910.

“The water was forced through a pipe bridge that carried the water across the valley and then down four large pipes (5 feet wide) to a powerhouse 410 feet blow.

Inside the powerhouse the four sets of Allis-Chalmers turbines and generators each produced 8,000 horsepower.”  (Per Upper Nisqually Valley)

Photos courtesy Rich Williams

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Tram to La Grande Powerhouse

Tram to La Grande Powerhouse












Transformers inside La Grande Powerhouse

Transformers inside La Grande Powerhouse




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