Category Archives: Puntledge

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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The old Meteor

An old Ford Meteor on a side road off the Puntledge penstock pipeline Related Posts:Bridges – Duncan Bay Main at Puntledge penstockAlong the pipelinePipeline graffitiThe old and the new – Puntledge penstock pipelines

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Puntledge Generation Station penstock

Looking up to Powerhouse Road A look at the lower section of 3.0 m diameter welded steel pipe used for the approximately 3.8 km section of penstock that supplies the Puntledge Generation Station. Looking down to the Puntledge Generation Station … Continue reading

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Puntledge Hatchery

A look around the Puntledge Hatchery Related Posts:Upper Puntledge HatcheryConfluence of the Browns and PuntledgePuntledge River HatcheryWoss Community Hatchery

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