The Corra Linn Dam was initially built in 1932 to control upstream storage by raising Kootenay Lake and generate power through three 19,000 horsepower units operating under the depth of water behind the dam of approximately 16 metres. With the raising of the water levels, the Taghum bridge upstream from the new dam needed to be raised 2 metres. The aggregate generating capacity is 49 MW. The Corra Linn Dam is located on the Kootenay River, approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) downstream of Nelson on British Columbia Highway 3A.
By jbottero @ 2013-01-12 16:45:01