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Chippewa Falls Dam

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Chippewa Falls Hydroelectric Dam

The dam was built in 1928 by Northern States Power Company on the site of what was once one of the largest saw mills in the world. Within a distance of about a mile, the river is crossed by two highway bridges, two rail trestles and this dam.

It is just downriver from the Lake Wissota Dam, which created Lake Wissota and is mentioned in the movie Titanic, although the dam, and Lake Wissota, were not completed until 1918.

This photo was taken from the Main Street Bridge. (Which is a modern slab and is not listed here.)

Photo taken by J.R. Manning

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BH Photo #142451

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Facts 

Overview
Hydroelectric dam over Chippewa River in Chippewa Falls
Location
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Status
In operation
History
Built 1928 by Northern States Power Company
Design
Hydroelectric Dam
Also called
Northern States Power Hydroelectric Plant
Xcel Energies Chippewa Falls Hydroelectric Plant
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.93238, -91.38961   (decimal degrees)
44°55'57" N, 91°23'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/627072/4976700 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chippewa Falls
Inventory number
BH 42993 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2009: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • July 10, 2009: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

Comments 

Chippewa Falls Dam
Posted August 18, 2010, by matt (mbfred [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I am 13 and i live in denver clolorado we travel to chippewa falls we own a house on the lake up river lake wissota. the dam provides a great place to put in kayaks or canoes also a great place to catch fish such as catfish sturgeon or musky

Chippewa Falls Dam
Posted August 18, 2010, by matt (mbfred [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I am 13 and i live in denver clolorado we travel to chippewa falls we own a house on the lake up river lake wissota. the dam provides a great place to put in kayaks or canoes also a great place to catch fish such as catfish sturgeon or musky