Mica Dam

MICA DAM, near the Big Bend in the COLUMBIA R 135 km north of REVELSTOKE, was the last of the HYDROELECTRIC power dams built by BC HYDRO under the terms of the COLUMBIA R TREATY. The dam began storing water in 1973 and flooded the river valley to create KINBASKET RESERVOIR; the plant began generating electricity in 1976. Mica Creek was the townsite established for dam workers 8 km to the south. At 242 m, Mica Dam was the highest earth-filled dam in N America, with a generating capacity of...

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