Sep 8, 2012

Upper Skagit River Hydroelectric Project

The Skagit River Hydroelectric Project is a series of dams with hydroelectric power-generating stations on the Skagit River in northern Washington State. The project is owned and operated by Seattle City Light to provide electric power for the City of Seattle and surrounding communities. The dams provide approximately 25 percent of the electric power for Seattle. (Found on

History of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project on

There are three major dams in the Skagit River Project: Gorge Dam, Diablo Dam, and Ross Dam.

1. Gorge Dam on the Skagit River:

Gorge Powerhouse:
2. Diablo Dam on the Skagit River:

Diablo Dam Powerhouse: 

A replica of the first powerhouse on the Skagit, built in 1900 by Glee Davis: 

3. Ross Dam on the Skagit River: