Lake Byllesby Dam facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsByllesby Dam
|Location||Dakota County and Goodhue County, Minnesota|
|Owner(s)||Dakota County, Minnesota|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Concrete gravity dam|
|Height||75-foot (23 m)|
|Total capacity||20,000 acre feet (25,000,000 m3)|
|Surface area||1,432 acres (580 ha)|
Lake Byllesby Dam is a concrete gravity dam located in Randolph Township, Dakota County and Stanton Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota, just west of the city of Cannon Falls. It is approximately 30-mile (48 km) southeast of the Twin Cities.
The 75-foot (23 m)-high dam was built in 1910 by H.M. Byllesby & Company to impound the Cannon River for hydroelectric power. Its nameplate capacity is 1.8 MW. Byllesby, a former employee of both Edison and Westinghouse, formed what would become Northern States Power in 1909.
The dam created Lake Byllesby, with a surface area of 1,432 acres (580 ha) and a capacity of 20,000 acre feet (25,000,000 m3).
The facility is owned and operated by Dakota County.
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