seven-unit, run-of-the-river, 94-megawatt, Clark Fork River. Completed in 1915.
storage, Madison River. A history of the dam is available on the NorthWestern Energy website.
four-unit, run-of-the-river, 9-megawatt, Madison River at head of Bear Trap Canyon. Originally built in 1901 with replacement in 1905-06.
six-unit, 19-megawatt, run-of-the-river, Missouri River. Completed in 1911 following failure of initial dam in 1908.
four-unit, 48-megawatt, run-of-the-river, Missouri River. Completed in 1918.
three-unit, 21 megawatt, run-of-the-river, Missouri River. Completed in 1891 with new dam and powerhouse rebuild in 1926-27.
single-unit, 60-megawatt, run-of-the-river, Missouri River. Completed in 1910 with eight-unit, 35-megawatt capacity; new single-unit powerhouse completed in 2013.
two-unit, 64-megawatt, run-of-the-river, Missouri River. Completed in 1958.
two-unit, 48-megawatt, run-of-the-river on the Missouri River. Completed in 1930.
six-unit, run-of-the-river, 60-megawatt, Missouri River. Completed in 1915 as Volta Dam.
(formerly Kerr Dam), three-unit, storage, 194-megawatt, Flathead River at outlet of Flathead Lake. Completed in 1938. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes exercised an option to purchase in 2015.
two-unit, 12-megawatt, storage, on Rosebud Creek in Beartooth Mountains. Completed in 1925.
largest earth-fill hydroelectric facility in the U.S., was started in 1933 on the Missouri River with full-pool attained about 1940. Generators were installed in the 1940s and today the facility has three generating units completed in 1951 at 105 megawatts, and two completed in 1961 at 80 megawatts. Generation is divided between the Western Interconnect and the Eastern Interconnect with one generator capable of switching between the two.
built as Clark Dam in 1908 at the confluence of the Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers, run-of-the-river with a capacity of about 3 megawatts. The dam backed up a great deal of metal-laden sediment dating to the flood year of 1908. The dam was decommissioned and removed between 2007 and 2010.
or Broadwater Dam, on the Missouri River was built in 1940 as a run-of-the-river irrigation facility, but a 10-megawatt turbine was added in 1989. The facility is owned by the state of Montana's Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and is designated a small power production Qualifying Facility by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
on the Missouri River originally dates to 1898 with improvements to the generators in 1901. A new dam just downstream was started in 1949 and completed in 1954, which inundated the older facility. The dam's three generators deliver a capacity rated at 50 megawatts. The facility is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. See also: www.helenahistory.org/dams.htm .
on the South Fork of the Flathead River was completed in 1953 by the Army Corps of Engineers. The dam contributes control to the hydoelectric facility at Kerr Dam downstream on the main Flathead River. Four generators were upgraded in the 1990s to a capacity of 428 megawatts.
on the Kootenai River was dedicated in 1975 by President Gerald Ford. It was built and is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and its five turbines generate 600 megawatts, which is marketed and managed by the Bonneville Power Administration. .
The images of the Madison, Hauser, Black Eagle, Cochrane, and Ryan Dam are provided from NorthWesern Energy's Hydroelectric Facilities page .
Canyon Ferry Dam Image provided by Helena History.org.