Lower Monumental Dam and Lake West
Lower Monumental Dam, Lake West, and associated facilities are operated for Hydropower, Navigation, Fish & Wildlife, Recreation, Water Quality, and Irrigation. Lower Monumental Lock and Dam was the second of four dams constructed as part of the Lower Snake River Project, authorized in the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1945. Construction began in 1961, and three turbine units were operational in 1970. Three more units were operational in 1978. Lake Herbert G. West extends upstream of the dam for 28 miles to Little Goose Dam.

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