Cushman No. 2 Hydroelectric Power Plant (NRIS 88002757)
Washington. County/parish: Mason.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 15, 1988.
Part of Hydroelectric Power Plants in Washington State, 1890--1938 MPS
Also known as:
- Lower Cushman Dam Project
- Cushman Dam No. 2
- Cushman Dam No. 2 is a hydroelectric dam on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington, United States, forming Lake Kokanee. Built in 1930, its three 27,000 kilowatt generators provide 233 million kilowatt-hours annually to the Tacoma Power system. Along with Cushman Dam No. 1, it is part of Tacoma Power's Cushman Project.
Construction began in 1929 and power production began in December 1930. The dam is 575 feet (175 m) long, 8 feet (2.4 m) wide at the top and 40 feet (12 m) at the base. It is 235 feet tall. Its reservoir, Lake Kokanee, is 2 miles (3.2 km) long. (read more...)
Bonnel, J. E., and Sons
Tacoma City Light
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88002757