Category Archives: Puntledge

Puntledge penstock pipeline – valve chamber

The valve chamber on the original Puntledge penstock pipeline This is an interesting piece of Comox Valley history – but it’s also one that is gone as BC Hydro removed the old crumbling pipeline for safety reasons. Related Posts:The way … Continue reading

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Puntledge penstock pipelines

The old and the current Puntledge penstock pipelines – a bit of Comox Valley history Related Posts:The old and the new – Puntledge penstock pipelinesThe way it was – Puntledge penstock pipelineBridges – Duncan Bay Main at Puntledge penstockPipeline graffiti

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Stotan Falls

The Duncan Bay Main logging road bridge over the Puntledge River – just upstream of Stotan falls. This is a popular Comox Valley swimming spot, but also one that became embroiled in controversy when 3L Developments, the owner of the … Continue reading

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Stotan Falls

A time reversal slow motion clip of Stotan Falls, Vancouver Island Related Posts:A hot day at Stotan FallsStotan FallsStotan Falls – low waterStotan Falls

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Comox Lake 131.996 m ASL

I’ve shot images of the changing water levels at Comox Lake over the years that I have lived here since moving from Ontario. Sometimes there is too much water and the Comox Lake Dam spillway is in operation, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Nymph Falls

Nymph Falls were the result of an early-1950s creation of a fish ladder on the Puntledge River, completed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and BC Hydro. Related Posts:Nymph FallsNymph Falls – flood flowsNymph FallsIn the Forrest – fungus

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Comox Lake – July 2016

I took a quick trip out to Comox Lake in late July to check the water level at the forebay area of the BC Hydro impoundment dam – besides providing a great visual indication of the water level, I can … Continue reading

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Upper Puntledge Hatchery

Upper Puntedge Hatchery The Upper Puntledge Hatchery (spawning channel) was constructed in 1965 by BC Hydro as compensation for the loss of summer Chinook and steelhead spawning habitat and juvenile turbine mortality following expansion of the hydro facilities on the … Continue reading

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Puntledge River diversion dam

The diversion dam on the Puntledge River Located downstream from the Comox Lake impoundment dam, the diversion dam diverts a portion of the water in the Puntledge River into into BC Hydro’s penstock system. Water in the penstock flows to … Continue reading

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Puntledge penstock pipeline

The Puntledge Generating Station penstock pipeline has two sections – Above, the low pressure wood stave section that runs from the Puntledge River diversion dam, and below, the high pressure welded steel section that runs into the generating station. Related … Continue reading

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