Generators Power House Number 1 Big Creek California

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Title

Generators Power House Number 1 Big Creek California

Subject

Power House No. 1 (Big Creek, Calif.) -- Photographs.; Electric generators -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs; Electric power transmission -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Fresno County (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century -- Photographs.

Description

Powerhouse No. 1 is located at an elevation of 4,819 feet at the town of Big Creek, California, and was the first on the Big Creek Project to be placed into commercial operation. Each of these generators is powered by individual double overhung impulse turbines of the "Pelton" water-wheel type powered by water falling from Huntington Lake Reservoir. The Big Creek Project, completed in 1926, involved six dams, eight tunnels, three major artificial lakes and five powerhouses providing electricity for Los Angeles. In addition, the reservoirs provide flood control and irrigation benefits to communities in the San Joaquin Valley.

Creator

Parker, Robert A.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1925

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0066

Coverage

ca 1925

Files

frp0066a.jpg

Citation

Parker, Robert A., “Generators Power House Number 1 Big Creek California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed February 29, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1716.

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