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Bonneville Dam, Columbia River System
Society: ASCEMain Category: Civil, ElectricalSub Category: Dams, Power Generation, Power, Energy & Industry ApplicationEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1938Colombia RiverPortlandState: ORZip: 97014Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/bonneville-dam,-columbia-river-power---nav-system/Creator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Bonneville Dam, Columbia River Power and Navigation System consists of 55 major projects on Oregon's Columbia River and is said to be the largest hydroelectric system in the world.

The Columbia River forms part of the border between Washington and Oregon and flows inland through the only waterway that crosses the Cascade Mountains. To harness the energy of the ninth longest river in North America, engineers developed unique design and construction approaches to overcome problems caused by depth of water, current velocity, and an irregularly-shaped river bottom.

YearAdded:
1987
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Ann Larie Valentine (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: The impressive power of the Bonneville DamEra_date_from: 1938
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