Repair work and equipment inspections will require several closures of the road over Hells Canyon Dam, beginning Monday.
(Information provided by Idaho Power)
Anyone planning to cross Hells Canyon Dam over the next three weeks should be aware of several closures scheduled due to maintenance and repair work.
The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions or other delays. All times are Mountain.
• October 14-15, road closed 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. for spill gate repairs
• October 22-23, road closed 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection
• October 24, road closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection
• October 25, road may be closed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for line work and intake gate inspection. (This closure may be canceled if the work has been completed.)
These closures will affect access to the U.S. Forest Service Visitors Center downstream of Hells Canyon Dam as well as the boat launch.
Located 21 miles downstream of Oxbow Dam on the Snake River, Hells Canyon Dam is most downstream of Idaho Power’s hydroelectric projects. It began generating electricity in 1967 and has a generating capacity of 391.5 megawatts.
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 560,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.
IDACORP Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit idahopower.com or idacorpinc.com.