Hydro diversion

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Inventory Control Number LC010
Title Hydro diversion
Subject Canyon; ditch; diversion; drop structure; headgate; pipe
Description A.O. Whitmore first diverted water near Coalpit Gulch to generate electricity for charging batteries for his Baker Electric car franchise. Later he used the water to power compressors for mining and timber production, including the excavation of the LDS temple vaults. Whitmore Oxygen Co. also produced electricity to electrostatically separate hydrogen and oxygen. Currently the hydropower produced from this private diversion is used on site and the excess electricity flows into PacifiCorp's grid.
Drainage Little Cottonwood Creek
Latitude 40°34'15.73"N
Longitude 111°44'31.72"W
Date 2009-07-24
Creator Craig Denton
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Rights Craig L. Denton 2009. Use of this file is allowed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
ARK ark:/87278/s6bc3zc2
ID 210445
setname uu_hw_slcwd
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=210445
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