Water-Supply Paper Volume 369

Water-Supply Paper Volume 369

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of these reservoir sites is 114,000 acre-feet, or more than enough to regulate fully the flow of the stream. WATER POWERS. DEVELOPED WATER POWERS. RATED CAPACITY. Hydraulic power developments in the Yakima basin are unimportant when compared with the total water power developed in the State of Washington. The rated capacity of power machinery installed or in course of construction in the State in 1913 has been estimated at approximately 400,000 horsepower. Of this amount about 190,000 horsepower may be credited to the section.of the State west of the Cascade Range and about 170,000 horsepower to the Spokane River developments. Only about 14,000 horsepower, or 3.5 per cent of the total in the State, is developed in the Yakima Valley. The following table, summarizing present developments in the basin, has been compiled from data furnished by the operators. For many of the plants listed the water supply is insufficient and few of them succeed in developing the rated horsepower. Summary of water-power plants in Yakima Valley. J. L. Mflls ifc Son and Thorp flour mill are parts of one system. 6 Horsepower of wheels computed from manufacturers tables published in Water Supply Papor 1W. c Prosser power plant and Prosser flour mills are part of one development. The Pacific Power & Light Co. operates the Naches, Fruitvale, and Prosser power plants, which have an aggregate rated capacity of 11,500 horsepower. These plants, together with the developments on Columbia River at Priest Rapids and Walla Walla River near Milton, Oreg., having an aggregate rated capacity of about 6,000 horsepower, are interconnected by 390 miles of 66,000-volt transmission line. The total length of this line in the Yakima Valley is 111 miles, extending from...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807332
  • 9781236807335