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A Spillway Rises - Reclamation is in the third season of a four year effort to replace the century-old Minidoka Dam. The original dam, completed in 1909, had suffered from concrete deterioration on the spillway and both irrigation headworks structures. The new dam will feature a shorter overflow spillway and a series of large gates to accommodate irrigation deliveries and flood control operations.

Some of the New Spillway Gates Open at Minidoka Dam Spillway & Headworks Replacement Project

These women guarded the Minidoka Powerplant at Minidoka Dam near Rupert, Idaho during World War I. Left to right, Reva Moore, Fern Fullmer, and Luella Wixon.

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