Category Archives: BC Hydro

Puntledge River diversion dam

Upstream from the diversion dam The control gates for water entering the penstock for the generating station The diversion dam diverts some of the water from the Puntledge River and feeds it into the penstock pipeline that flows downhill to … Continue reading

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Comox Lake – we have killed it

The water level on Comox Lake was quite low so I decided to explore a bit of the area to the southeast of the Comox Lake Logging bridge over the channel leading to the BC Hydro dam forebay area. It’s … Continue reading

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Seton Lake

Seton Lake is beautiful. The surrounding mountains are beautiful. This is a great place to unwind, stop for a break, or spend some time on the lake.  

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Comox Lake – water level 20 August 2018

Comox Lake at 133.646 m above sea level – 20 August 2018 Smoke from British Columbia wild fires obscuring the view toward Cumberland Comox Lake has a surface area of  2,100 ha, a maximum depth of 109 m and a … Continue reading

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Comox Lake – 04 May 2018

Comox Lake – 134.16m ASL, 04 May 2018

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Comox Lake Dam control gates

This has to be one of my favorite scenes at the BC Hydro impoundment dam on Comox Lake – lots of water, but not too much, and a healthy discharge for the salmon downstream and for the Puntledge Generating Station. … Continue reading

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Comox Lake – February 2018

Comox Lake – looking toward Cumberland from the logging road bridge

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Comox Lake – 09 February 2018

A beautiful winter day the BC Hydro Comox Lake impoundment dam

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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.

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Puntledge penstock pipelines

The old and the current Puntledge penstock pipelines – a bit of Comox Valley history

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