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Rimrock Dam

Rimrock Lake is a seven mile long reservoir behind Rimrock Dam in the Tieton River. More recently the lake which is used for irrigation has become known as Tieton Reservoir. The lake flooded the former site of the John Russell ranch, a school teacher who homesteaded in the Tieton Basin in the 1880s.

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The community of Rimrock is on the White Pass Highway north of the Dam. The dam flooded McAllister Meadows which were southwest of the dam.

McAllister Meadows

This mountain meadow is in northwest Yakima County. It was inundated in the Tieton Reservoir which was created back of Rimrock Dam. The meadow was named by and for a man who purchased the land, living there in the late 1880s.