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Hydroelectric Power Stations
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Our goal at "hydroelectric power stations" is to locate and waymark any types of hydroelectric power stations all over the world.
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To qualify as a waymark you have to find a hydroelectric power station. This could be a huge power station for the electricity supply of a mega-city or a converted mill at a little river. The power station can also be abandoned.


The Hoover Dam power plant


A Pumped-Storage power plant in the Czech Republic


Water supply of a small Run-of-the-river power plant near Rosenheim


Run-of-the-river power station in Rosenheim (Bavaria)

Instructions for Posting a Hydroelectric Power Stations Waymark:
To post a "hydroelectric power station" waymark you have to include the GPS coordinates of the site or the main-entrance and at least TWO clear pictures. One picture of the main building of the power station and another of the water supply. If there's a river, please take a picture of the entire plant. If possible add some informations about the power station (for example: history, construction and so on...). Please note, that we are not looking for dams, only for power stations.

For naming the waymark please use the following template for the title:

Name of the power station - place, "county", state and country

For example the hydroelctric power station in "Kochel am See" than the wording is:

"Walchenseekraftwerk - Kochel am See, Lk. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, D"

or the Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station, than please type:

"Robert Moses Niagara Power Station - Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA"

A detailed description of the power station is necessary. If you know something about the turbines or the type of the power station (see choose-boxes), please add.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
For posting a log to an existing waymark, you will need to post a unique picture of the power station. If is not open to the public, please do not enter private property. A picture from the distance is sufficent. If it's possible to enter the machine hall, a picture of it would be nice. Please add some additional informations if possible.
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Hydroelectric Power Stations Flint Creek Dam - Philipsburg, MT

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Flint Creek Dam created Georgetown Lake by containing Flint Creek as it passes from east to west through the Flint Creek Valley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/14/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations High Corn Mill Turbine - Skipton, UK

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This water driven corn mill dates back to 1310. Historically the mill was powered by a waterwheel, but now uses the water source to power a small electric turbine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations American Tissue Hydro Project - Gardiner, Maine

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This 1150 kW hydroelectric station was constructed in 1983 on Cobbossee Stream in Gardiner, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UMainah

location: Maine

date approved: 11/25/2014

last visited: 6/20/2014

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Veazie Hydro Station - Veazie, Maine, USA

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Veazie Hydro Station was constructed in 1913 when a new dam was constructed across the Penobscot River. It provided electricity to the surrounding community for almost 100 years before it was decommissioned.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member UMainah

location: Maine

date approved: 11/25/2014

last visited: 5/11/2013

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Edward Hyatt Pump-Generating Plant - Oroville, California

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In 1968, the Oroville Dam began to generate electricity after completion of the Edward Hyatt Pump-Generating Plant. At that time, it was the country's largest underground power station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/5/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Malá vodní elektrárna Mirejovice / Mirejovice Small Hydroelectric Power Station (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted small hydroelectric power station is a part of Mirejovice waterwork located on Vltava river ca 15 km north of Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Kilmorack Dam/Power Station - Kilmorack, Scotland

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The Kilmorack Dam includes a Power Station and is located in the small hamlet of Kilmorack in Inverness-shire in the Highlands of Scotland. It is located on the River Beauly and is operated by Scottish Hydro.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Städtisches Elektrizitätswerk - Ebbs, Bezirk Kufstein, Tirol, A

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Das städtische Elektrizitätswerk am Kaiserbach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Tirol, Austria

date approved: 8/25/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Waterton Reservoir Dam - Pincher Creek, AB

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This is one of several irrigation reservoirs along the rivers of southern Alberta. The nearest town of any size is Pincher Creek, while the nearest small town is Glenwood, about 15 km. east on 505.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 7/7/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Malá vodní elektrárna Kadan / Kadan small hydroelectric power station (West Bohemia)

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Depicted small hydroelectric power station, a part of Kadan dam on river Ohre, is equipped by one Kaplan turbine and alternator with 2 280 kW output power.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: 6/24/2014

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Malá vodní elektrárna Klecany / Klecany Small Hydroelectric Power Station (Central Bohemia)

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Depicted small hydroelectric power station is a part of Klecany waterwork located on Vltava river ca 10 km north of Prague.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/26/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Albeni Falls Dam - Oldtown ID

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The primary purpose of the Albeni Falls Dam was to ameliorate flooding on the Pend Oreille River and the Columbia River Valley. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1951 to 1955, power generation was just a serendipitous benefit.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 5/23/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Libby Dam - Libby, MT

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Libby dam was originally conceived as a flood control dam to mitigate flooding downstream on the Kootenai River. Its reservoir, Lake Koocanusa, was named for the treaty formed among the Kootenai Indians and the Canadian and U.S. governments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Hungry Horse Dam - Hungry Horse, MT

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Hungry Horse is a tall dam - 11th tallest in the world at 564 feet. It is a concrete arch dam 2,115 feet long containing 3,086,200 yards of concrete. The powerhouse contains four 107 Megawatt generators, their combined output 428 MW.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/22/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Kerr Dam - Polson, MT

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Put into operation in 1938, the Kerr dam is a concrete arch dam 541 feet long and 205 feet high. The power house is 1700 feet away, with its water supply arriving through three penstocks running through solid rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Noxon Rapids Dam - Noxon, MT

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Downriver on the Clark Fork River 33 miles from the Thompson Falls Hydro Project, the $85 million Noxon Dam and Powerhouse were built in the years 1956 to 1959. It is also 22 miles upstream from the Cabinet Gorge Hydro Project in Idaho.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Dam - Thompson Falls, MT

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The Thompson Falls Hydroelectric Station consists of two dams and two separate powerhouses, the first built in 1915, the second in 1993-95. The facility is presently operated by Pennsylvania Power & Light (PPL).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 5/21/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Barrage de Mervent - Mervent,FR

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L'usine Hydroelectrique du barrage de Mervent

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sara et gege

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 5/9/2014

last visited: 6/10/2014

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Orrido Power Plant - Bellano, Province Lecco, Lombardia, Italy

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The Orrido power plant in Bellano.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Lombardia, Italy

date approved: 5/7/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Boatslide Hydro Power Station - River Great Ouse, Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK

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Along the river in Bedford town is a hydroelectric power station generating power using an archimedes screw system.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/18/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Wasserkraftwerk Schillerstraße - Horb, Germany, BW

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This is a Hydroelectric Power Station located at the Neckar River in the 'Schillerstraß' in Horb, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Mitchell Hydroelectric Generating Plant - Verbena, AL, US

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Located on the Coosa River, near a location called Duncan's Riffle, the hydroelectric plant, straddles the Chilton and Coosa County line. It houses, as part of the Mitchell Dam, the 2nd oldest of Alabama Power Company's hydroelectric plants.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: never

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Bonneville Dam Power Station - Bonneville, OR

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Oregon is home to the first powerhouse built at Bonneville to provide electricity to the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/6/2014

last visited: 1/6/2014

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Hydroelectric Power Stations Boundary Dam Hydroelectric Project - Metaline Falls, WA

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Just south of the Canada-US border, this is the third last Hydro Project on the Pend Oreille River. The penultimate and the final are in Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/21/2013

last visited: 1/3/2014

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Hydroelectric Power Stations The Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project - Ione, WA

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This hydroelectric project is the fourth to last hydro project on the Pend Oreille River before it meets the Columbia River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 11/21/2013

last visited: 1/18/2014

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