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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
A beautiful winter day the BC Hydro Comox Lake impoundment dam
Comox Lake at 132.889m above sea level – 01 November 2017
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.
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
The three wood stave penstocks running from John Hart Lake to the generating station
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
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
Comox Lake on a rather wet 26 July Rainfall: 8mm over 24 hours Measured Water Level: 133.428 metres above sea level 24 Hour Drop: 0.071 metres