Account Gold Ray Dam is a former hydropower project on the Rogue River (river mile 125.9) just upstream of the town of Gold Hill. Construction of the first dam began in 1902 and started producing power in 1904. When powerplant was decommissioned in 1972 the generation capacity was 1250 kw. While the dam no longer produces hydropower it continues to negatively impact fish and represents a barrier to river navigation. It has a fish ladder but it is not maintained and flows on the river are typically higher than the design flow for the ladder.
Time 2006-12-07 20:00:00 GMT
Reported Date 27DEC2006
River Reported Rogue
Reported Level 10100 cfs Low
Gold Ray Dam
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe В© taken 12/07/06 @ 10100 cfs
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