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Rogers Dam
Rogers Dam Muskegon River DSCN1196.JPG
Dam, powerhouse and spillway
Country United States
Location Mecosta Township, Michigan
Coordinates 43°36′47.77″N 85°28′43.56″W / 43.6132694°N 85.4787667°W / 43.6132694; -85.4787667Coordinates: 43°36′47.77″N 85°28′43.56″W / 43.6132694°N 85.4787667°W / 43.6132694; -85.4787667
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1905
Opening date 1906; 115 years ago (1906)
Owner(s) Consumers Energy
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Muskegon River
Height 43 ft (13 m)
Length 800 ft (240 m)
Reservoir
Creates Rogers Dam Pond
Total capacity 10,000 acre⋅ft (12,000,000 m3)
Surface area 810 acres (3.3 km2)
Power station
Commission date 1922
Type Run-of-the-river
Hydraulic head 39.2 ft (11.9 m)
Turbines 4 x 1.7 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 6.8 MW

Rogers Dam is an earth-filled embankment dam on the Muskegon River in Mecosta Township, Michigan, United States. It is located about six miles (9.7 km) south of Big Rapids. Construction of the dam began in 1905, and its power plant was commissioned in March 1906. Owned and operated by Consumers Energy, the primary purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power generation. On December 22, 1921, the original 4.5-megawatt (6,000 hp) power plant was destroyed in a fire. It was rebuilt with an increased 6.8-megawatt (9,100 hp) installed capacity in 1922. The rebuild cost approximately $450,000. It is the oldest hydroelectric power plant operated by Consumers Energy who owns the Hardy and Croton dams downstream of Rogers Dam.

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