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Old 04-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #136
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returning from a 3 day kayak trip on the Tallowa dam south of Sydney.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:32 PM   #137
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Tumwater dam, outside of Leavenworth, WA
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:34 PM   #138
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Tumwater dam info, kind of hard to read.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #139
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:44 PM   #140
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Powerdale (Copper) dam, south of Hood River, OR
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:49 PM   #141
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Gorge dam, near Newhalem, WA
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:52 PM   #142
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John Day dam, between Oregon and Washington.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:57 PM   #143
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:05 AM   #144
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:32 AM   #145
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Here's a mini ride report buried in the DAM-IT! thread:

A short ride less than 1/2 mile from my house, including two earthen dams, two multi-hundred acre reservoirs, an 8300' penstock, a water tower, and a 5 Mw unmanned power plant. All right in my town, I live less than 1/2 mile from one of the reservoirs.

We'll follow the water...... That powers Green Mountain Power, Marshfield Station No. 6.

We start here, Peacham Pond. Manually controlled.



no overnight camping, but dirt bikers are ok.



Valve Shots





crank handle for valve



water comes out here:



Next stop, Marshfield Dam (Mollys Falls Pond) second reservoir in the chain.



This is located off of US Rte 2

The gate here has a house. No access to this one, gated off. So sad.





Water comes out here:



The start of 8300' of wooden penstock.



Who wants to climb in first?



here it goes underground, crossing US Rte 2



coming out the other side:













Last summer they replaced some of the old wooded penstock with steel. Here is where they meet up:







looking the other way, towards the water tower:





from the water tower, the water goes here:









water exits here: (power plant is "offline" in this shot)





from the article linked below:





Here's a shot online -



old valve in the front yard



Here's a really cool engineering link to the re-building of the vertical Francis turbine a few years back. This stuff intrigues me, so if this is a bit much detail, so be it.

http://www.kassociates.com/pubs/marshfield_rehab.htm

The whole system was built in the late 1920's, privately, by Green Mountain Power before the depression work program era stuff started up.

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Old 05-09-2009, 02:43 PM   #146
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Swan Falls Dam on the snake south of Boise ID

A shot here of Swan Falls Dam, crossed it on the Husky the other day.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:23 PM   #147
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South Holston Dam - Bristol TN




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Old 07-28-2009, 09:07 PM   #148
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Here is another one in Northwestern PA. The whole Northwestern part of PA has some very nice roads to explore when the weather is good.

Kinzua Dam. It is beautiful here. The pics don't do it justice.

I grew up about 15 miles from kinzua in Warren. Took a couple school field trips to the place and got to tour the inside. They put an end to that after 9/11 though. Unfortunately I didn't get a bike until a year ago...AFTER moving to north east Ohio. I can't wait to get my bike back there for those roads.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:56 PM   #149
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Guntersville Dam Ala.


North of Guntersville off 431.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:44 PM   #150
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