Hydroelectric Plant Sluice Gates: 2018

Whoa! The extraordinary river flow of 2017 caused some pretty drastic long-term changes to the HydroElectric Plant route. Perhaps the most obvious is the change in the sluice gates. This is what they used to look like: But this is what they look like today! It appears I need to resketch my sketch! The boards …

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Inner Route: The Hydroelectric Plant – From Sluice Gates to Plant Foundation

The innermost route (the one closest to shore) takes you through the Hydroelectric Plant built in the late 1800s. Water was directed from the canal into the plant's headpond, then funneled into the turbine to create electric current for nearby transformers. Here's a sketch of Morrisburg's plant with its inflow "headpond" and its outflow "tailrace" area. I …

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