Ross Dam

Ross Dam,

Wash.: see SkagitSkagit
, river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in the Cascade Range, British Columbia, and flowing SW through Wash. into Puget Sound. Gorge High Dam, Diablo Dam, and Ross Dam provide electricity for Seattle.
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, river.
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Ross Dam in Berlin is expected to be finished in 2016 with construction completed in 2018.
1984: Ross Dam on the Skagit River (24)--Many citizens objected to a proposal by the Seattle City Light Company to increase the height of Ross Dam because it would flood more than 2,000 hectares of a prime recreational area in British Columbia.
The cabins were originally established for loggers and engineers building the nearby Ross Dam and were converted to a resort when construction of the dam finished in 1949.
A change in operations at the Ross Dam complex has meant higher fish survival rates; pink and chum salmon runs got a boost.
At this time a proposed raising of Ross Dam on the Skagit River, that would flood land valued by environmental groups on both sides of the border, led to international opposition to the dam proposal.
At that time, Seattle City Light - the public authority that supplied power to Seattle - intended to increase the height of Ross Dam, though it would have flooded thousands of acres of pristine wilderness in the Skagit River Valley on both sides of the border.
Ross Dam in Berlin, Tyler Dam in Marlboro, Cold Harbor Brook Dam and Hop Brook Dam in Northboro, Rawson Hill Brook Dam in Shrewsbury and Delaney Complex Dam in Stow.
LOGISTICS: Start early - it's 5 miles to Ross Dam. Ross Lake Resort provides a portage service for the steep mile to the top of the dam for $25 (or $15 per canoe for two or more boats).