The vast potential of small hydropower

The vast potential of small hydropower

Lawmakers on left, right back projects
In 2013, the proposal to produce electricity at the Mayflower Mill outside Silverton made it through Congress because of its appeal to lawmakers on the left and right. “Incredibly enough, in this horrible time of gridlock, it passed unanimously,” said San Juan County Historical Society chairwoman Beverly Rich.
A jet of water from the Ralph Price Reservoir passes through the Button Rock Dam in the Roosevelt National Forest near Lyons into the North St. Vrain Creek. A hydropower operation at the dam could produce enough electricity to power 550 homes.

The vast potential of small hydropower

In 2013, the proposal to produce electricity at the Mayflower Mill outside Silverton made it through Congress because of its appeal to lawmakers on the left and right. “Incredibly enough, in this horrible time of gridlock, it passed unanimously,” said San Juan County Historical Society chairwoman Beverly Rich.
A jet of water from the Ralph Price Reservoir passes through the Button Rock Dam in the Roosevelt National Forest near Lyons into the North St. Vrain Creek. A hydropower operation at the dam could produce enough electricity to power 550 homes.
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