KUNA, Idaho — The walkway on Swan Falls Dam that crosses the Snake River south of Kuna will be closed Monday, May 3, through Wednesday, May 5, while crews complete maintenance work on the dam.
Hikers, mountain bikers and anglers looking to cross the river can do so at Celebration Park about 10 miles downstream from Swan Falls Dam. The day-use park, boat ramps, campsites and fishing areas at Swan Falls Dam will not be affected by the closure.
Workers will finish a project that included installation of a large crane used to place and remove stop logs at the Swan Falls Power Plant. Stop logs are large beams used to control water flow.
Swan Falls Dam was the first power plant built on the Snake River. The original plant was built in 1901 to supply electricity to nearby mines. Idaho Power acquired the plant in 1916 and has upgraded it several times since then.
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Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100% clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 590,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.