Enloe Dam and Powerplant

Also known as: Similkameen Dam,Oroville Power Project
4 mi. (6.4 km) W of Oroville, Oroville, Washington

Photos 

Enloe Dam

1. VIEW SHOWING (LEFT TO RIGHT) DAM, PENSTOCK, SURGE TANKS AND POWERHOUSE, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY ROADBED (ABANDONED, CENTER), AND THE SIMILKAMEEN RIVER (LOWER FOREGROUND), LOOKING NORTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Description 

Enloe Dam represents an early hydroelectric power generation facility in the Okanogan and Similkameen valleys. Mining and irrigated agriculture, both integral to the local economy, were the chief beneficiaries. The facility was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in October 1978. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER WA-6)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 18, 1978
Reference number
78002764
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Water works; Energy facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1920
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

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