Mini Hydro at Low Cost

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 7, Pg. 53

Document Type: Feature article


The Kingsley Dam is an existing irrigation dam that has been retrofitted with electric generating capacity. The project was completed 6 months ahead of schedule without interrupting irrigation flows during construction and was $14 million under budget. Per longterm kilowatt-hour it is said to provide the least costly electricity in the state.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Dams | Budgets | Construction management | Rehabilitation | Scheduling | Electric power

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