Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hydropower, part 2: Exterior views at Meldahl

Unlike hydroelectric plants upriver, the Meldahl plant is built in a canal next to the dam instead of attached to the landward pier of the dam itself. This is the view from shore, upstream of the power plant.

And one from the fishing area below the dam.

A wider view.

The dam as seen from the roof of the hydro plant.

And here's something you don't see often: an Ohio River dam running zero feet of gate. On this day, the entire flow of the river was going through the hydro plant, and all 12 dam gates were closed.


Up next: Meldahl factoids.

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