With rains of almost biblical proportions here in the Pacific Northwest over the past month, Snoqualmie Falls is drawing increasing crowds of lookie-loos to ogle the fast-moving whitewater tumbling 286 feet from the Snoqualmie River into a 65-foot-deep pool below. “We’re well over the 40-year average (for flow of water going over the falls),” says […]
The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, built in the late 1890s and expanded in the early and mid-1900s, is Puget Sound Energy’s oldest power-generating operation. The hydroelectric project’s public park and trails are one of the most popular scenic destinations in the Pacific Northwest.
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(Seattle PI) This one’s for all those Seattle transplants who have parents coming into town for a visit.
Normally, the power generators at the Snoqualmie Falls hydroelectric plant run at a painful roar. This summer, the machinery is silent for the first time in more than a century. The silence is bittersweet for folks like Power Plant Manager Dave Magnuson, who has worked alongside mementos of history at the Puget Sound Energy-run site […]
If you want to see the power of water in the Northwest, Snoqualmie Falls is a place to witness it. There’s even a place to stand to watch it, a special park complete with trails and observation decks. It sits on land owned by Puget Sound Energy. But the Snoqualmie River is also about electric […]
History The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project is Puget Sound Energy’s oldest power-generating operation and the world’s first completely underground power plant. More than a century after its construction, the facility still produces clean, cost-effective electricity for PSE customers. In addition, the hydroelectric project’s public park and trails have for decades been one of the Pacific […]
Pre-Contact About 5,000 years ago, soon after the glaciers receded, humans first came to our Valley. The glaciers left a fertile plain and a magnificent 300 foot waterfall. The river had been moved from its ancient bed by the glacier and could not seek its natural level because of the bedrock encountered at the lip […]
I just came across a great review and interview about the Fall City Roadhouse in the archives of one of my favorite local blogs, Cherie Picked. Cherie always uses just the right words to accurately describe the vibe of a place and also has a great photographic eye! I too have an affinity for the […]