Hydroelectric Power

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NEWS
10:18 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Connecting the Drops: Hydropower on the Colorado River

The Shoshone hydroelectric powerplant holds the largest historic water right on the Colorado River.
Credit Maeve Conran

A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state.  Along the Colorado River, farms, cities & towns, and the recreation industry are all big players.  But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over one hundred years old.  It’s the Shoshone Generating Station, and it plays a critical role on the Upper Colorado.

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