Lightning Spurs Hydro Rehabby Reynold A. Hokenson, (M.ASCE), Assoc.; R.W. Beck & Associates, Fourth & Blanchard Bldg., 2121 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98121,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1988, Vol. 58, Issue 5, Pg. 69-71
Document Type: Feature article
In 1986, a bolt of lightning hit the Upriver Hydro Project in Spokane, Washington and tripped the plant off line. The event triggered a series of events that included an undermining of one of the powerhouses when embankment structures were breached by the Spokane River. The mishap led to an $11 million fast-track rehab of the powerhouse. But the accident might not have happened had some fundamental flaws in the design of the freeboard been corrected.
Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Power plants | Accidents | Bolts | Rivers and streams | Washington | North America | United States
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