Holter Dam celebrates a century of hydropower

PLANS TO WORK WITH THE PROVIDERS, TO RESTORE MANY OF THE CUTS AS POSSIBLE NORTH OF HELENA

NORTH-WESTERN ENERGY IS CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF HYDRO POWER M-T-N'S JOHN RILEY TAKES US TO THE HOLTER DAM FOR THE STORY RILEY: NEAR WOLF CREEK MONTANA LIES THE CENTURY OLD HOLTER DAM

MADE OF CONCRETE AND STEEL, THE THIRTEEN-HUNDRED FOOT LONG AND OVER ONE-HUNDRED FOOT TALL HYDROELECTRIC DAM HOLDS BACK THE MISSOURI RIVER TO FORM HOLTER RESERVOIR NORTHWESTERN ENERGY OWNS AND OPERATES THE FACILITY AS A PART OF THEIR MONTANA INTEGRATED HYDRO SYSTEM WHICH FORMS THE FOUNDATION OF THEIR ELECTRIC SUPPLY FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS C-E-O OF NORTHWESTERN BOB ROWE SAYS THE DAM IS A TRULY OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING ACCOMPLISHMENT :21 ROWE: "IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY LEGACY OF THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT THIS DAM A HUNDRED YEARS AGO WERE VISIONARIES

WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS PEOPLE THAT DID ALL KINDS OF JOBS SOME OF THEIR NAMES ARE IN THE HISTORY BOOKS, SOME ARE NOT BUT IT'S A REAL HONOR" RILEY: NAMED FOR

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