Watershed Location: This dam is located on the York River in the Town of Bancroft. It controls a drainage area of 841 km².
Structural Characteristics: The dam co-owned with Bracebridge Generation owning the intake/canal and westerly spillway. The Town of Bancroft owns the central and easterly spillway.
In Service Date: Unit 1 – 2008
Unit 2 – 2008
Capacity: 0.6 MW
History: The Bancroft Dam has had a long history of dams and saw, grist and woolen mills and hydro since the late 1800’s. The existing powerhouse was constructed in 1930 and provided the first electric power to the Village of Bancroft. The plant was later doubled in size in the 40’s with the addition of a second turbine. The original machines were replaced in 2008 with two double regulated Kaplan turbines. Bracebridge Generation purchased the generating station, intake and western spillway in 2012.