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Crystal Lake hydro in need of $7.3 million refurbishment

 

Photos courtesy of Karl Hagerman

The 1955 Woodward Governor controls the speed of the turbine and generator.

Don Jarrett of McMillen Jacobs Associates gave the borough assembly a presentation on the status of the Blind Slough Hydroelectric project and recommended a refurbishment of the powerhouse and penstock.

McMillen Jacobs Associates performed a condition assessment of the project and came up with a list of recommendations for the work that needed to be done in order to keep the project operational through the remaining term of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license, which is up in 2034. Construction on the hydroelectric project began in 1921 and was then rebuilt in 1955. According to...



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