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Iron Gate Dam (California)

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Iron Gate Dam (California)

Iron Gate Dam
Country United States
Location Siskiyou County, California
Coordinates [1]
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Earthfill
Impounds Klamath River
Height 173 ft (53 m)
Length 540 ft (160 m)
Spillway type Concrete overflow
Creates Iron Gate Reservoir
Total capacity 58,000 acre·ft (72,000,000 m3)
Catchment area 4,630 sq mi (12,000 km2)
Surface area 1,020 acres (410 ha)
Power station
Turbines 2
Installed capacity 18 MW
Annual generation 112,650,000 KWh

Iron Gate Dam is an earthfill hydroelectric dam on the Klamath River in northern California. It is the lowermost of a series of power dams on the river, the Klamath River Hydroelectric Project, owned by PacifiCorp. It also poses the first barrier to migrating salmon in the Klamath.

The Iron Gate Dam along with the John C. Boyle Dam are two of four on the Klamath River that would be removed under the Klamath Economic Restoration Act.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Iron Gate Dam".  
  2. ^ Stillwater Sciences A Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Downstream Sediment Deposition Following the Removal of Iron Gate, Copco, and J.C. Boyle Dams, Klamath River, CA Final Report Prepared for American Rivers, May 2004.

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