Category Archives: BC Hydro

Comox Lake – Over the dam

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

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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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Strathcona Generating Station

BC Hydro’s 65 MW Strathcona Generating Station below the Strathcona dam Related Posts:Puntledge penstock pipelineStrathcona dam spillwayStrathcona ParkwayJohn Hart Generating Station

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Strathcona dam spillway

The Strathcona dam spillway Related Posts:Strathcona Generating StationStrathcona ParkwayStrathcona ParkwayStrathcona – roadside waterfall

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Island signs – Comox Lake Dam

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

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Comox Lake Dam – the spillway

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

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John Hart dam

John Hart dam Related Posts:John Hart surge towersJohn Hart penstockJohn Hart PenstockJohn Hart Generating Station

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John Hart penstock

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

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John 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

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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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