Little Falls Hydro Electric Development Tour


THIS EVENT IS FULL - if you are interested in being on a waiting list or attend a future tour of this dam, please email


We are happy to annouce IEEE Spokane and Avista Utilities will be hosting a tour of Little Falls Dam.  Currently the dam is in the middle of an upgrade which is perfect time to get upclose and personal with areas normally off-limits when turbines are running.

We will be meeting at the Safeway (933 E Mission) parking lot and departing at 11am sharp.  IEEE Spokane will provide the 1-hour transportation to and from Little Falls Dam. Please arrive a few minutes before 11 to ensure on-time departure. Lunch will be provided. Spouses and College Students welcome.  Limited amount of seats available due to transporation.  Please RSVP early and let us know if you are unable to make it so that we can let someone else have this great opportunity.

Technical details of the Dam:

Four Generating Units with Plant Capacity of 36 MW.

Each Unit is a Double Horizontal Francis Turbine rated at 9000 HP with net head of 66 feet.

Unit #2 is currently being rebuilt. New 4000 volt generator, wicket gates, static excitation, controls and protection.

Units #1 and #3 have already been rebuilt.

  Date and Time




  • Little Falls Dam
  • Ford, Washington
  • United States 99013

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  • Starts 25 September 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 03 November 2017 12:00 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
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  • No Admission Charge
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