Dam at Highgate Falls, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 56.053 W 073° 02.899
18T E 653998 N 4977495
Quick Description: One of two hydro dams on the river
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2008 3:39:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM49N0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 42

Long Description:

Provides power primarily for towns of Highgate and Swanton. The generating station is roughly 1,000 feet downstream.

What isn't evident here is that the dam is topped by a reinforced rubber tube, 15 feet in diameter, which is inflated or deflated to maintain the desired water level (computer-controlled blowers and valves keep the water to within an inch of the set height). When it was first installed, it was the longest of its type in the world.

Default photo taken from adjacent truss bridge.

Check out this short video taken during an especially rainy period in July of 2008.

Waterway where the dam is located: Missisquoi River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete/Ruber (Inflatable)

Height of Dam: 35 feet

Fishing Allowed: yes

Date built: Not listed

Motor Sports Allowed: Not Listed

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