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Tacoma Generating Station

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The plant originally provided power for Durango and Silverton mining operations.

Water for plant operations comes from 18 miles upstream on Cascade Creek, where it passes through a 4,400-foot open wooden flume, one of only two wooden flumes still operating on hydro projects in the United States. Electra Lake provides 22,000-acre feet of storage for year-round operations. The plant’s powerhouse is located in Animas River Canyon and is accessible only by a narrow gauge train or track car. Tacoma Hydro is considered a peaking plant.

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