Animas hydroelectric system, Colorado [34]

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Title Animas hydroelectric system, Colorado [34]
Photo Number P0206add2n01_12_045
Description Scan of a scrapbook page with an Animas Power and Water Company photo with caption: "Excavation pipe line grades." Probably located in La Plata County, Colorado
Keywords Rocky Mountain Power; Animas; Colorado; Pipe; Personnel
Subject Animas Power and Water Company--Photographs; Water-pipes--Colorado--La Plata County--Photographs; Water-power--Colorado--La Plata County--Photographs
Additional Information The Animas Canal, Reservoir, Water, Power and Investment Company was incorporated in 1902 for the purpose of building a hydroelectric power plant and supplying power to the mines in the Silverton mining district. The company was reorganized as the Animas Power and Water Company in 1905, and the first power was produced in May 1906. It later became part of the Western Colorado Power Company (organized in 1913). Its facilities included: Terminal Dam (created Electra Lake and stood from 1906 to 1980); Power Flume no. 1 (delivered water from Electra to Forebay Lake); Forebay Lake; the penstock (enclosed water pipe) that delivered water down a nearly 1,000-foot drop; the Tacoma Powerhouse by the Animas River, which housed the generators; and a 44,000-volt transmission line to a substation at Silverton.
Spatial Coverage Tacoma (Colo.); La Plata County (Colo.)
Latitude 37.524444
Longitude -107.787194
Collection Number and Name P0206 Rocky Mountain Power Company Photograph Collection
Collection Name Rocky Mountain Power Company
Date 1906
Textual Date 1911
Owning Institution Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Digitization Specifications Digital image produced on Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, RGB, at 400dpi. Archival file is uncompressed TIFF.
ARK ark:/87278/s6bv87c3
Setname uum_map
Date Created 2013-02-07
Date Modified 2015-11-18
ID 985547
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