Visitors to the Bassano Dam will find a scenic view point of the dam and the river valley complete with a picnic area. Group tours of the dam can be arranged through the EID office and there is some excellent fishing found below the dam.
Construction of the dam commenced in 1910 with the official dam opening taking place on April 24, 1914. Building of the dam was a major undertaking, the embankment is 2,200 meters (7,000 feet) long and required 300,000 cubic meters (10 million cubic feet) of earthen fill.
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