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Palisades Dam Responds To Power Shortage

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The Bureau of Reclamation responded to an emergency demand from the Bonneville Power Administration to increase generation at Palisades Dam at Swan Valley, Idaho yesterday. Flows at the dam were increased from 1200 cubic feet per second to approximately 4700 cfs immediately following the early morning power shortage at a substation near Idaho Falls.  Those flows are now being reduced to winter levels again. The Palisades Powerplant has four generators with a total capacity of 176,600 kilowatts.

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