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Near Pick City in Mercer County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Intake Structure

 
 
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By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
1. Intake Structure Marker
Inscription.  Construction of the Intake Structure took 5 years and cost $21 million dollars back in 1954. Enough concrete to pave a road 115 miles long was used in construction of the structure.

The Intake Structure is 249 feet tall, 540 feet long and 170 feet wide. Its purpose is to house the necessary hoisting equipment, gates and auxiliary equipment for the five penstocks and three regulatory tunnels. Each of the five penstocks are 24 feet in diameter and convey water to the turbines for power generation. The three regulatory tunnels send water downstream for the purpose of flood control.

The purpose of the penstocks is to carry water from the Intake to the scroll case around the turbine. Water moves through the penstocks at a rate of 60,000 gallons per second and at a speed of 12 to 13 miles per hour.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
 
Location. 47° 30.323′ N, 101° 26.071′ W. Marker is near Pick City, North Dakota, in Mercer County. Marker is on State Highway

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By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
2. Intake Structure Marker
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200 east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazen ND 58545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrison Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powerhouse (about 300 feet away); Hidatsa Village (approx. 10.2 miles away); River-Centered (approx. 11.7 miles away); Wildlife Area Evolves From Coal Mine (approx. 11.7 miles away); Custer Coal Mine (approx. 11.7 miles away); Land of Strange Disappearances (approx. 11.7 miles away); Awatixa Village (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pick City.
 
Intake Structure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 25, 2021
3. Intake Structure Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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