Blind Slough hydro refurbishment site work ongoing


August 10, 2023

Olivia Rose / Petersburg Pilot

Crews from McG/Dawson work to remove and replace the old foundation of the powerhouse in preparation for the installation of the new generator at the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Facility.

The Blind Slough Hydroelectric Refurbishment is in full swing as crews prepare the powerhouse for the installation of the new turbine and generator.

Blind Slough has produced local hydro power out of Crystal Lake for almost 100 years and provides approximately 25% of Petersburg's power.

The project looks to replace the 1955 Pelton wheel turbine and other powerhouse equipment to keep the facility operational and possibly increase power generation.

Utility Director Karl Hagerman said a lot has happened at the site since contractor McG/Dawson mobilized their on-site facilities in May.

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