Mountain States Construction Company - South Canal Drop 5 Hydro

South Canal Drop 5 Hydro

2.4 MW Hydroelectric Facility

Montrose, CO

Project included an innovative design concept that included an open flume delivery to the powerhouse passing 800 CFS through a 12’ diameter opening directly into a 2.4MW turbine generator.  Automatic Trip Gates (ATG’s) will allow the plant to maintain a full forebay and avoid headloss while still protecting the run of the canal.  Drop 5 required working around and near established wetlands, historical/archeological site and the clay loving buckwheat which is an endangered plant species. These areas were fenced and protected from being disturbed.

Commissioned Spring 2016.

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