I love to go see the dams. Foster dam has 2 turbines which create 2MW of power. It regulates water flow on the Santiam River below Green Peter Dam..
Foster Dam was completed in August of 1968. It is located 4 miles northeast of Sweet Home, Oregon. It was started yo reduce flood risk in the valley as well as produce power.
Foster is home to the spotted owl, steelhead and cutthroat trout, Chinook Salmon, the wester pond turtle and a variety of amphibians.
Foster can hold 28,300 acres of water. During a normal summer you will see a lot of people skiing, fishing and enjoying the water in general. Lots of smiles and waves from passersby.
People are friendly here. If your boat breaks down. Someone will help you. Hopefully you will have much better luck than that. Be sure to check regulations. There will be fish and game around to be sure the waters aren’t over fished. Oregon protects its resources. That’s why we have them. That’s why it’s still pretty here.
If you get to Oregon visit any of it’s dams. Every one of them are fascinating. Look up the history if you can. I hope you enjoyed this adventure.