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Near Sandy in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Plugging into Water

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Plugging into Water Marker
Inscription.  Rushing water turns on your reading lamp! The force of the rushing water is harnessed to generate hydroelectric power. This creek is dry because the water is diverted upstream to propel generators that produce electricity. Whout this water, many cottonwood trees have died.

There was once a rock dam across the creekbed in front of you. The dam channeled water into the intake box upon which you are standing. Water then, flowed several miles along a log flume to a power plant where it was used to generate electricity. This is how people "plugged" into water. There are several hydroelectric power stations dating to the late 1800's in the canyon. Left in place, the old paddle wheels, tail races, and spillways remind us of that era.
 
Erected by US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 34.285′ N, 111° 46.405′ W. Marker is near Sandy, Utah

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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Dam Remnants
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, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 210 near Utah Route 209. The marker is located on the Temple Quarry Nature Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandy UT 84092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Quarry Amphitheater (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Stone Quarry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (about 400 feet away); Your Roots (about 400 feet away); Temple Granite Quarry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (about 500 feet away); Rocky Mountain Goat Lookout (about 600 feet away); Granite Settlement (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 14, 2021