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Puntledge River diversion dam

Upstream from the diversion dam The control gates for water entering the penstock for the generating station The diversion dam diverts some of the water from the Puntledge River and feeds it into the penstock pipeline that flows downhill to … Continue reading

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Martins River train bridge

The old railway bridge about 150 meters off the Lighthouse Route allows users of the Dynamite Trail to cross over the Martins River and Shingle Mill Road. The Dynamite Trail is a 10km section of a former rail corridor running … Continue reading

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Nicataux Falls

Nictaux hydroelectric generating station The hydro station, penstock, and containment dam were built in the 1930s to provide power to Middleton and surrounding areas. The water for the station is supplied through a penstock that runs under the old, and … Continue reading

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A rainy day at Port Williams

Cornwallis River – Port Williams Rain, water, wood – a rather soothing combination for a person that grew up on the east coast of Vancouver Island. I don’t mind the rain, but this particular moment in my life, sitting in … Continue reading

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Port Williams

The ebbing tide – Cornwallis River in Port Williams

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Down the river – Port Williams

Cornwallis River – Port Williams It was a cold winter day and I was happily sitting in a toasty warm brew pub on the north bank of the Cornwallis River. A very good local beer, and a great view of … Continue reading

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Taylor River

Low water at Taylor River Taylor River is one of those places that you should take the time to visit – it’s powerful at low water flows, and spectacular and deadly during high water flows. It picked up this stump, … Continue reading

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Port Williams – Cornwallis River

Cornwallis River – Port Williams

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Port Williams – Cornwallis River

Highway 358 crossing over the Cornwallis River in Port Williams

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Currents and eddies

Currents and Eddies in the Fraser River, north of Hope, British Columbia

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