McNary Dam - Hydroelectric Project Information

General Information

McNary Dam. Columbia River. River Mile 292.0
1957; second powerhouse deauthorized 1991
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
Normal Operating Pool1:
335.0-340.0 feet
Maximum Pool1:
356.5 feet
Powerhouse Capacity:
Nameplate capacity: 14 @ 70 MW, 980 MW total
Overload capacity: 14 @ 80.5 MW, 1127 MW total
Station service units: 2 @ 3 MW, 6 MW total
Hydraulic capacity: 232 kcfs
1310, 22 gates

1 From USACE Walla Walla District, Structural Details Map.

Additional Information

McNary Dam web page.Contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District for all additional information.

McNary Dam image
View of McNary Dam, Columbia River. Image Source: Digital Project Notebook, USACE Walla Walla District. Photographer: Unknown. Date: Unknown.

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