Upper Narrows Dam Construction (Verso)Verso of archival image of dam being built.
“Originally called Upper Narrows Dam. Construction begun in 1938, completed in 1941, at a cost of $4 million. Originally built to catch hydraulic mining debris, retrofitted for hydroelectric generation (provides power for 50,000 homes annually). Also used recreationally by houseboaters and anglers. The dam is 260 feet high and 1142 feet long; Englebright Reservoir is 227 feet deep at the dam, covers 815 acres, and is 9 miles long with 24 miles of shoreline.”