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Comox Lake – Over the dam

Clouds over the forebay area of BC Hydro’s Comox Lake impoundment dam

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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

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Strathcona dam spillway

The Strathcona dam spillway

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One of eleven – Jordan River

One of eleven – Jordan River There were eleven houses in Jordan River, all located in a tsunami inundation zone, and in the middle of the flood plain if BC Hydro’s Bear Creek dam were to fail. BC Hydro offered … Continue reading

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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.

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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

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John Hart penstock

The three wood stave penstocks running from John Hart Lake to the generating station

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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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