Thursday, June 17, 2010

Salmon Creek Dam

A 3.5 mile hike up the Salmon Creek Trail leads to the Salmon Lake Dam, which was completed in 1914 to provide hydroelectric power for the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company’s Sheep Creek operation. It is one of the largest variable-arch dams in the world. The dam and powerhouse currently provides approximately 10% of Juneau’s electricity, and is Juneau's secondary water source-the first being Last Chance Basin.

1 comment:

SRQ said...

Wow....wonderful view. I bet that's a nice hike.