The Thief River Falls Dam MN 00502 is located on the Red Lake River in
Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The powerhouse and tailrace are part of the
original dam, built in approximately 1890. The present dam was built immediately downstream of the original dam (which remains submerged in the pool
upstream). The present hydropower faci1ities were installed and put into
operation in 1927. The output capacity at the present hydroelectric facility
is 500 kW at a rated head of 14.0 feet. The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of upgrading the total hydropower capacity at the
STATE OF MINNESOTA
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
St. Paul, Minnesota
Knowlton, Robert J.; Gulliver, John S..
Feasibility of Hydropower capacity additions at the Thief River Falls Dam.
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