Dam - Looking North West
visible in at the top are the guard shack and the two rows of barbed
parking and tailrace are shown. The powerhouse is inside the
dam to the right of the blue car.
The site is behind two
barbed wire fences, a guard house, and full time TV surveillance.
The hydropower is behind
and below the gray walls to the immediate left of the orange tractor.
Internals looking up
This shows the two US
Motors 186 kW. generators and the entrance stairs.
The control room is upstairs
behind the catwalk. Turbine 1 is now (May. 2010) generating
about 150 kW. We have increased this from 112 kW by replacing
bearings, bearing cooling water, and reducing runner clearances.
side of powerhouse
The stairs come down
on the right.
This shows turbine 2
to the left and turbine 1 beyond. Turbine 1 was disassembled
in September 2009. pictures are shown
also reinstalled the draft tube to turbine 1 which had fallen off
many years before.
1 Needle Valve
Two manually operated
These bypass the turbines
and are used for maintaining minimum flow.
This picture is taken
before the modifications to the electrical equipment had started.
A new control system
is being put in place in 2010.
The two hydraulic control
valves are motorized gate valves. They work automatically.
The Byron-Jackson turbines
are 178 hp. with the runners below the floor level. The
controllers are being upgraded in 2010 with the assistance of the
There are a series of
these rings in the ceiling to provide lift to support the turbines
These were used in the
installation and have been used repeatedly in the maintenance of
The original water supply
fIltering for the bearings.
This water filtration
system was partially replaced in early 2010. Currently, (May 2010)
we are instrumenting the system.
Additional pictures can be found at the Brighton section of WWW.KChydro.com.