Spokane Falls, One of the Washington Wonders

Spokane Falls is one of the Washington Wonders. The Spokane River flows over a basalt outcropping and drops into a deep gorge, creating the falls. The falls are about 100 feet wide and have a drop of over 90 feet.

The Spokane Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Spokane, Washington State. Every year, thousands of people come to see the falls. In the summer, the Spokane River is a popular spot for swimming, rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, the falls are a popular spot for ice climbing.

The Spokane Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington State. Every year, thousands of people come to see the falls. In the summer, the Spokane River is a popular spot for swimming, rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, the falls are a popular spot for ice climbing.

The falls are divided into two sections: the Upper Falls and the Lower Falls. The area around the falls was formerly a rail yard that was converted into a city park in preparation for the 1974 World’s Fair. The park is mostly on Havermale Island, with the first fork in the river forming the park’s eastern boundary. This is the location of the Upper Falls Dam, a diversion dam built in 1920 that directs water into the Upper Falls intake on the Spokane River’s south channel. The Upper Falls Power Plant features a Francis turbine with a capacity of 10 MW. The water that is not diverted by the dam to the south fork flows over the Upper Falls.

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The river splits again at Salmon People Island, and the north fork flows over the two Upper Falls on either side of the island. After the Upper Falls, the north fork converges again, and the diverted south fork rejoins it (through the outlet on the Upper Falls Intake). The Monroe Street Dam, located in the Lower Falls, is a second diversion dam. It was the first dam built on the Spokane River and is currently the longest-running hydroelectric generation facility in Washington state, having been completed in 1890. The Kaplan turbine has a capacity of 14.82 MW.

The Spokane Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Washington State. Every year, thousands of people come to see the falls. In the summer, the Spokane River is a popular spot for swimming, rafting, and kayaking. In the winter, the falls are a popular spot for ice climbing.

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