Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bonneville Dam Powerhouse

Inside the Bonneville Dam Powerhouse water from the mighty Columbia River flows below, powering 8 massive turbines, each generating enough power for about 30,000 homes.

Completed in 1937 after about 4 years of construction, the Bonneville project brought power, flood control, and jobs to the depression ravaged Pacific Northwest. Seventy years later the Bonneville complex has expanded to another powerhouse on the Washington side of the river, and continues on as one of the USA's major hydroelectric power resources.