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Clouds over the forebay area of BC Hydro’s Comox Lake impoundment dam Related Posts:Comox Lake – A wet fall dayComox Lake Logging Road bridgeComox LakeComox Lake – July 2016
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
The Strathcona dam spillway Related Posts:Strathcona Generating StationStrathcona ParkwayStrathcona ParkwayStrathcona – roadside waterfall
I’d like to think that people would understand that a dam is not a great place for swimming, but the signs at the Comox Lake dam indicate otherwise. Related Posts:A bridge too farIsland signsComox Lake damComox Lake – The other … Continue reading
The Comox Lake impoundment dam spillway Water flows over the spillway when the level of Comox Lake reaches 135.33 meters above sea level. The Comox Lake dam is a 142 m-long concrete gravity structure with a crest elevation of 137.55 … Continue reading
John Hart dam Related Posts:John Hart surge towersJohn Hart penstockJohn Hart PenstockJohn Hart Generating Station
The three wood stave penstocks running from John Hart Lake to the generating station Related Posts:John Hart penstock pipelinesJohn Hart PenstockJohn Hart Generating StationJohn Hart surge towers
The three surge towers at BC Hydro’s John Hart Generating Station The 90-metre tall white surge towers are in place to prevent the penstocks from bursting during periods of low production when the flow gates are closed. They will be … Continue reading