Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is a 10-mile (16 km) wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon, eastern Washington and western Idaho in the United States. It is North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m) and part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

The canyon was carved by the waters of the Snake River, which flows more than 1 mile (1.6 km) below the canyon's west rim on the Oregon side and 7,400 feet (2,300 m) below the peaks of Idaho's Seven Devils Mountains range to the east. Most of the area is inaccessible by road.

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Idaho Power Company - Hydroelectricity
... facilities during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, culminating with completion of the three-dam Hells Canyon Complex (Brownlee Dam, Oxbow Dam, then Hells Canyon Dam) in 1968 ... "Hells Canyon Complex" Brownlee Dam power plant at river mile 285.0, Oxbow Dam power plant at river mile 272, and the Hells Canyon Dam power plant at river mile 251 ...
Hells Canyon Dam - High Dam Proposal
... As built, Hells Canyon Dam is significantly lower than it was originally proposed in the 1940s, with three dams (Hells Canyon, Brownlee Dam and Oxbow Dam) taking the place of a ... Army Corps of Engineers, the Hells Canyon High Dam would have been a straight-profile concrete gravity dam with two gate-controlled tunnel spillways, one in each abutment ...
Brownlee Dam
... earth fill embankment dam on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, in Hells Canyon (river mile 285) ... It is part of the Hells Canyon Project that also includes Hells Canyon Dam and Oxbow Dam, built and operated by Idaho Power Company ... Lacking passage for migrating salmon, the three Hells Canyon Project dams blocked access by anadromous salmonids to a stretch of the Snake River drainage basin from Hells Canyon Dam up to Shoshone Falls, which ...
Homestead, Oregon
... Homestead lies on the Snake River south of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and four miles north of Oxbow ... Hells Canyon Dam was completed in 1967, and the resulting Hells Canyon Reservoir may have inundated part of Homestead ...
Hells Canyon - Points of Interest
116.63833°W / 45.37139 -116.63833 (Hells Canyon (mouth)) 238 mi 383 km 1,384 ft 422 m Official canyon ends here, according to the Geographic ... Hells Canyon Dam 45°14′30″N 116°42′04″W / 45.24167°N 116.70111°W / 45.24167 -116.70111 (Hells Canyon Dam) 247 mi 398 km 1,686 ft ... The only dam in the official canyon ...

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