Chief Joseph Dam - Hydroelectric Project Information

Chief Joseph Dam image
Image Source: USACE Digital Visual Library

General Information

Chief Joseph Dam. Columbia River. River Mile 545.1
1961 (units 1-16), 1979 (units 17-27)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Full Pool:
956.0 feet
Minimum Pool:
930.0 feet
Powerhouse Capacity:
Nameplate capacity: 16 @ 64 MW, 11 @ 95 MW, 2069 MW total
Overload capacity: 16 @ 88.3 MW, 11 @ 109.3 MW, 2614 MW total
Station service units: 2 @ 3 MW, 6 MW total
Hydraulic capacity: 219 kcfs
980 feet, 19 gates

Additional Information

Chief Joseph Dam web page. Contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District for all additional information.

These web pages provide information about the location, construction date, pool elevation, and powerhouse capacity of the major federal and non-federal hydroelectric projects in the Columbia Basin. All information is courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NWD unless otherwise noted. The information and images are from the Army Corps of Engineers 1989 publication, "Columbia River and Tributaries Review Study: Project Data and Operating Limits" unless otherwise noted. USACE makes no warranties concerning the accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the data for any particular purpose. Pages include links to the owners/operators hydroelectric project web sites with visitor/tour information and further information. The map and these web pages cover only the major federal and non-federal dams in the region.

Columbia Basin Research provides these web pages for informational purposes only. Columbia Basin Research is not affiliated with any hydroelectric project. Please contact the Owner/Operator for questions about operations, tours, and any other matter.
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