KSPS Presents

Power to a Region

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 40s

In the first three decades of the 20th century, Washington Water Power, now Avista, rapidly expanded into the Inland Empire. The company built an impressive series of hydroelectric power plants on the Spokane river. In 1915 Long Lake Dam had the world's highest spillway and largest turbines.

Aired: 06/08/14

Rating: NR

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These underwriters congratulate Avista on 125 years of service: Itron, McKinstry, Washington State University Spokane, Whitworth College, Eastern Washington University, Community Colleges of Spokane, Gonzaga University, The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation, University of Idaho. Paine Hamblen, Washington Trust Bank, and Mercer