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Crystal Lake generators need $9 million in repairs


Photo courtesy of Karl Hagerman

The generator governor on the larger unit at Blind Slough.

The hydroelectric generators at Crystal Lake are in need of an update, according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman.

The plant at Crystal Lake was built in the 1920s and though there have been some repairs and updates since then, the last major update happened in 1957 when the current power house was built. The reservoir generates power by using a penstock pipe that runs from the dam down to the generators in the power house at the bottom of Crystal Mountain.

The Borough has a permit with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to generate up to two megawatts of power from the facility. "We...

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