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John Hart penstock pipelines

In 1946, a portion of Elk Falls Provincial Park was transferred to the BC Power Commission for construction of the John Hart hydroelectric project near Campbell River. The project included the construction of three 12’ diameter wood stave pipelines to … Continue reading

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John Hart Penstock

Upper, wooden section of the penstock pipelines The upper, 3.6 metre diameter wood stave section running from the six-gate intake facility located at the intake dam on John Hart Reservoir is  1.1 kilometres long – it’s the low pressure section. … Continue reading

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Puntledge Generation Station penstock

Looking up to Powerhouse Road A look at the lower section of 3.0 m diameter welded steel pipe used for the approximately 3.8 km section of penstock that supplies the Puntledge Generation Station. Looking down to the Puntledge Generation Station

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Puntledge Diversion Dam

Puntledge River diversion dam – linked to larger version Located about 3.7 kilometres downstream of the Comox Lake Impoundment Dam, the Diversion Dam is where water is diverted from the Puntledge river into a pipeline that travels five kilometres to … Continue reading

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