Description The Sturgeon Pool Dam was one of the largest hydroelectric power facilities in the middle Hudson River area, when it was completed in 1922. The name of the storage lake is derived from the large ocean dwelling sturgeon fish that, much like salmon, migrate to fresh water lakes to spawn. Sturgeon Pool was one of these spawning pools because migration further upstream was prevented by natural barriers such as waterfalls and cataracts.Sturgeon Pool Lake is fed by the Wallkill River, which has its source in Northern NJ and is one of the few north flowing rivers in North America. Historical records show that the Wallkill River has been harnessed for commercial power use since at least 1628, when it powered commercial flour milling. This was the first commercial use of water power in North America.The hydroelectric facility at Sturgeon Pool consists of a concrete gravity dam 33m high and 150m long, and three water turbines producing 5MW of electricity. Water is channeled to the turbines through an intake structure at the southern end of the dam that is connected to 100m long penstocks. Ice and debris are kept from entering the penstocks by a trash rack and rake system.Central Hudson Gas & Electric (CHG&E), is the owner and operator of the facility.Photographed in Rifton, New York, USA (The old site of Dashville Falls). Composed in Photoshop with layers, adjustments, and original textures.
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