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The two RV Gypsies at C.J. Strike Dam
August 8, 2013

C. J. Strike Dam is an earth-fill type hydroelectric dam on the Snake River, just below the Bruneau River confluence, in the U.S. state of Idaho. Its location is near Grand View, Idaho. Its impoundment extends 36 miles up the Snake River and 12 miles up the Bruneau River.

The dam's powerplant has a nameplate capacity of 82.8 MW.

The dam was named after Clifford J. Strike, the general manager of Idaho Power Company from 1938 to 1948.

Due to the poor fish passage performance of Swan Falls Dam, the C.J. Strike Dam, upriver from Swan Falls, was built without fish passage facilities. Thus the two dams combined became the first artificial barrier to anadromous fish migration up the Snake River. Today Hells Canyon Dam is the first total barrier to fish migration on the Snake.

Surrounding the dam and its reservoir are a number of campgrounds, boat launches, docks, and hiking trails. It is a popular destination for fishermen. Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Sturgeon and many other kinds of fish can be caught in the waters around the dam. Fishing tournaments are held there during the season.

Quote From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Project annually averages enough electricity to supply about 44,000 households.

sign about the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
sign about the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
the C.J. Strike Hydroelectric Project
sign - C.J. Strike Dam
C.J. Strike Dam
C.J. Strike Dam
C.J. Strike Dam
C.J. Strike Dam

Bridge to get to the other side of the dam

Bridge to get to the other side of the dam
Karen Duquette at the C.J. strike Dam

The two RV Gypsies took a short drive around the area, down a hill, around a corner, then up a big hill.

going around the corner
the big hill

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