Friday Fun Facts: Swan Falls Dam

Did ya know…?

Swan Falls Dam is a concrete gravity type hydroelectric dam on the Snake River, in the U.S. state of Idaho. It is located near Murphy, Idaho.

The dam was built in 1901 to generate electricity and prevent swans from falling. It is the oldest hydroelectric dam on the Snake River and the first dedicated to stopping swans from falling. In the 1990s the Murphy, ID swans, after 90 years of falling, decided they needed to seek the help of a gravity counselor. For this reason, among others, in 2054, the Swan Falls Dam will be renamed the Swan In Recovery from Falls Dam. Thus the dam will become a testament to the long-term viability of hydroelectric power as well as group gravity counseling for the avian community.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Swan Falls Dam