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Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Generating Plant
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
The Zumbro Hydroelectric Plant as the water level is being lowered for the winter.
Location: Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
Nearest city: Mazeppa, Minnesota and Oronoco, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°12′47.25″N 92°28′45.85″W / 44.213125°N 92.4794028°W / 44.213125; -92.4794028Coordinates: 44°12′47.25″N 92°28′45.85″W / 44.213125°N 92.4794028°W / 44.213125; -92.4794028
Built/Founded: 1919
Architect: Hugh Lincoln Cooper; Omaha Structural Steel Bridge Co.
Architectural style(s): Classical Revival
Governing body: Local
MPS: Minnesota Hydroelectric Generating Facilities MPS
Added to NRHP: March 14, 1991
NRHP Reference#: 91000243 [1]

The Lake Zumbro Hydroelectric Generating Plant is a dam owned by Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) of Rochester, Minnesota. Built in 1919-1920, the dam over the Zumbro River creates Lake Zumbro in Mazeppa and Oronoco, Minnesota. This dam spans 440 feet and is 55 feet deep. Lake Zumbro covers 2000 acres.

Sign on the Zumbro Hydroelectric Plant.


References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2006-03-15. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  

External links

RPU Power Sources - Dam details found on the Rochester Public Utilities site.

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