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Near Alcova in Natrona County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fremont Canyon Power Plant

 
 
Fremont Canyon Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
1. Fremont Canyon Power Plant Marker
Inscription. Fremont Canyon Power Plat is located behind this door at the end of a 1,692 foot (516m) tunnel. Water used to power the plant's two hydraulic turbines is received fro Pathfinder Reservoir through a 3 mile (4.8km) long tunnel as is discharged into Alcova Reservoir's Fremont Canyon. The power plant can generate 66.88 million watts, enough to power to meet the needs of approximately 30,000 households.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.
 
Location. 42° 28.29′ N, 106° 47.793′ W. Marker is near Alcova, Wyoming, in Natrona County. Marker is on Fremont Canyon Road (County Route 408) near Kortes Road (County Route 407), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alcova WY 82620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fremont Canyon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alcova Reservoir (approx. 5.6 miles away); Pathfinder Dam Construction (approx. 7.6 miles away); Lure of the West (approx. 13.1 miles away); And On the Horizon... (approx. 13.1 miles
Fremont Canyon Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 31, 2016
2. Fremont Canyon Power Plant Marker
There is no public access to the tunnel.
away); Marking Their Progress (approx. 13.1 miles away); A Look Back (approx. 13.1 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alcova.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the scenic overlook on the north side of the river where the Fremont Canyon Bridge crosses the river.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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