I’m pretty sure that the largest hydropower station in America is the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. I know it was the largest in the world until about the 1930s… Then other countries began to use hydropower as well.
I was mistaken, I apologize; It’s actually the Grand Coulee in Washington. Here’s a list of the large capacity dams in the US: http://zebu.uoregon.edu/1998/ph162/l14.html
Hoover Dam was not completed until 1936, so it was not “the largest in the world until the 1930s”. A list of hydropower facilities (link) suggests that the single largest facility in the US is Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. Since three of the other largest facilities (Chief Joseph, John Day, and The Dalles) are also on the Columbia, it’s probably safe to say that the Columbia is the river that yields the most hydropower in the US.
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