lower granite dam
Like its predecessors on the lower Snake River, Lower Granite was named after a local landmark, in this case, Granite Point. Granite Point, the original construction site for the dam, is a place of high-quality granite outcrops, which are relatively rare in a region dominated by basalt. Lower Granite was ultimately constructed just downriver, at one of the “lower” sites marked as suitable for construction.

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