Blind Slough refurbishment gears up for construction


The Blind Slough Hydroelectric Plant

Over five years of preparation is set to finally pay off at the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Plant as site work for the refurbishment project nears.

The project aims to keep Blind Slough, which provides approximately 25% of Petersburg's power, operational and possibly increase generation while keeping utility costs low for local customers.

"It's a great project for Petersburg and the longevity of this little hydro project is amazing," Utility Director Karl Hagerman said.

"We're approaching 100 years of operation out of that lake so it's a great thing to be able to renew the technology and the fa...

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