Puget Sound Energy (PSE) owns and operates the Baker River Hydroelectric Project situated in Skagit and Whatcom counties of Northwestern Washington State. The project boundary encompasses more than 8,400 acres, including the reservoirs of Lake Shannon and Baker Lake. The reservoir levels are controlled by three structures; Lower Baker Dam, Upper Baker Dam and West Pass Dike.
The Lower Baker Dam is a concrete thick-arch dam located within the town of Concrete. The dam is 285 feet high, 550 feet long and regulations the 7-mile long Lake Shannon reservoir. Construction of the Lower Baker Dam was completed in 1925.
For further information on the other dams operated by PSE and Public Safety around dams, please download or print the PSE Public Safety Dam Brochure.