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Soda Dam, also known as Alexander Dam (National ID # ID00060), is a dam in Caribou County, Idaho, directly west of the town of Soda Springs.

The concrete dam was originally constructed in 1925, with a current height of 94 feet and a length of 492 feet at its crest, since a 1991 re-construction. It impounds Bear River for hydroelectric power, one of the hydropower facilities owned and operated by the electric utility PacifiCorp.

The reservoir it creates, Alexander Reservoir, has a normal water surface of 1.9 square miles, a maximum capacity of 15,760 acre-feet, and a normal capacity of 15,200 acre-feet. Recreation includes fishing, canoeing, and birdwatching.

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