Friday, April 15, 2011

Lower Malad

Taylor and Joel went over to look at the big flume at the Lower Malad power plant. The flume, which is a deep concrete ditch-like structure that normally transports water to the intake of the dam, was empty because the water was being diverted. So, of course, Joel and Taylor wanted to see how it looked without water in it. At the intake the water is usually about 30 feet deep.The water is sent down the hill to the power plant in this big pipe. Actually, Joel informs me the more accurate word is penstock. :-)The view north from the flume. The next dam down the line is the Bliss dam.
Joel strikes a pose.Grandpa Pearson, I was thinking of you when I posted today. I thought you'd enjoy seeing a bit of Joel's workplace.