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Description - The Lookout Point and Dexter Dams, 22 miles southeast of Eugene on the middle fork of the Willamette River, are two of 13 multi-purpose dams operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Willamette Valley. The two dams operate as a single unit to provide flood control, hydropower generation, irrigation, navigation, downstream water quality improvement, and recreation. Lookout Point Dam, the principal facility, has three hydropower generating units capable of producing 50,000 kilowatts each. Dexter Dam is a re-regulating reservoir located downstream and is used to control water levels created by peak hydropower generation at Lookout Point. By holding back large amounts of water released from Lookout Point then releasing it slowly, Dexter Dam can regulate downstream river fluctuations. There is one generator at Dexter Dam capable of producing 15,000 kilowatts.

Attractions - Dexter Lake is a popular recreation area offering year-round fishing, seasonal water skiing, sailing, swimming, picnicking and hunting. The area is also managed for wildlife habitat such as waterfowl, blacktail deer, upland game birds, wintering elk, bald eagles, osprey and many other species. Dexter Dam was completed in 1954 and provides flood control and has one generator, which produces 15,000 kilowatts

Recreation - Dexter Lake is a popular recreation area offering year-round fishing, seasonal water skiing, sailing, swimming, picnicking and hunting. The area is also managed for wildlife habitat such as waterfowl, blacktail deer, upland game birds, wintering elk, bald eagles, osprey and many other species. Dexter Dam was completed in 1954 and provides flood control and has one generator, which produces 15,000 kilowatts

Climate - The climate in Oregon varies greatly by region. The coastal region and the regions west of the Cascade Range are generally temperate and wet. Temperatures in the western portion of the state rarely rise above 85 degrees F during the warmest months and rarely dip below freezing during the winter.

Location - Dexter Reservoir is located 22 miles southeast of Eugene on OR 58. The nearest town is Lowell, Oregon.


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Dexter Lake, P.O. Box 429 , LOWELL, OR, 97452-0429, Phone: 541-937-2131

Additional Information:
Oregon Lakes and Reservoirs - This list includes some of Oregon's largest reservoirs, as well as several smaller mountain lakes. These sites offer a full range of water-based outdoor recreation opportunities.
Willamette Valley - The Willamette Valley lies to the south of Portland and takes its name from the river that flows through it. The valley lies between the Coast Range and the Cascades.

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