Lower Baker Dam

Operated by Puget Sound Energy, the Lower Baker Dam is located just a mile above the confluence of the Baker and Skagit Rivers. Spanning Eden Canyon at 550 feet wide and 285 feet high. With the holding capacity of around 160,000 acres of water from the massive Lake Shannon above.

This arch dam, designed for strength, was built in 1925. At full capacity it’s hydroelectric plant produces 79 megawatts of electricity. To put that into perspective, one megawatt can power 164 homes. It’s a beautiful and historical structure with a great viewpoint where you can spot wildlife as well. Such as black bear and bald eagles.

Location:

Everett Ave Concrete, Wa 98237

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