A photo find: Then and now – Children touring Long Lake Dam   

Tags: Avista Utilities, Spokane River, Renewable Energy, Hydro power

1920 image
2003 image
The photo on the left is of group of children touring one of our hydro facilities, Long Lake Dam (circa 1920).
The photo above right is a snapshot of Stevens Elementary sixth graders touring the dam in 2003.
 
Post by Sarah Hilbert 

We are Avista - the same reliable company we've always been. For well over a century (since 1889 to be exact), we've built a legacy of dependable service and engagement in the communities we serve. To help illustrate that, we’ve gone deep into our photo archive to uncover some snapshots of our history.
 
Today we feature one of our generating facilities which sits on the Spokane River approximately 30 miles northwest of Spokane, Long Lake Dam.
 
The photo above left is of group of children touring one of our hydro facilities, Long Lake Dam (circa 1920).
 
The photo above right is a snapshot of Stevens Elementary sixth graders touring Long Lake Dam in 2003. Both photos were featured in Avista’s 2003 Annual Report. These students would be in their second or third year of college today.
Legacy matters. We’ve put together a website that details Avista’s history, check out: www.AvistaLegacy.com
 
Then and now facts
When it was completed in 1915, Long Lake was "the world's highest spillway dam." Its turbines were also the largest (both in size and capacity) of any in existence at the time.
 
Today, the Long Lake development (HED) is capable of meeting the average energy needs of almost 35,000 households.
 
Posted by  System Account  on  6/7/2011
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