Watershed Location: This dam is located on the North Branch Muskoka River in the Town of Bracebridge. It controls a drainage area of 1568 km².
Structural Characteristics: The dam is made up of concrete weirs with 2 stoplog spillways and 1 sluice gate.
In Service Date: Unit 1 – 2012
Capacity: 2.6 MW
History: When Bracebridge Falls GS was put in service at the beginning of 1902, costing around $12,000 to build, Bracebridge Council encouraged local industry to use electricity to replace steam power generation. By the end of 1904 there was again a shortage and Unit 2 was installed in 1905 for a cost of $5,800. The plant was now capable of 0.6 MW and due to surplus power, Bird’s Mill was then converted to a water driven pump. In 2010 the water passage of the plant, penstock and intake were demolished and a new 2.9 MW double regulated Kaplan turbine was carefully installed under the existing buildings at a cost of $11,000,000.