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Chaudiere Ring Dam - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
N 45° 25.174 W 075° 43.282
18T E 443561 N 5029814
Quick Description: Hydroelectric facilities at Chaudière Falls are finally available to public view.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/10/2018 11:16:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ52X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
For many decades, public viewing of the Ring Dam at Chaudière Falls has only been possible from outside the ring at river parks such as Parc des Portages in Hull, Québec. In 2018, park space has been created within the hydroelectricity generation complex. Viewing platforms and interpretive signs are on site.

Built between 1907 and 1909, the Ring Dam has provided a regulated flow of water for the many electricity generation stations here. Rafts of timber no longer pass around the dam. Generating stations, old and new, continue adding electricity to the grid.
Waterway where the dam is located: Ottawa River (Outaouais)

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 52 feet

Date built: 1/1/1909

Fishing Allowed: no

Motor Sports Allowed: no

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