The Pelton Hydro-Electric Development

by J.M. Mullarkey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 5, Pg. 1-25

Document Type: Journal Paper


Project operated by Portland General Electric Co, and located on Deschutes River, 10 mi northwest of town of Madras, consists of 204-ft high thin arch dam, power house containing three vertical 55,000-hp Francis turbines driving 40,000-kw generators, and regulating dam consisting of rock fill section and concrete center spillway; dam site geology; features of arch dam; foundation grouting; spillway model study; establishment of complete construction plant.

Subject Headings: Arch dams | Concrete dams | Dam foundations | Earthfill dams | Hydro power | Electric power | Power plants | Rock fills

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