Apple Gate

September 2013

Shoshone Dam and Power Plant

Publication Date: 
2013-09

 The construction of the Shoshone Dam and Power Plant began in 1904, and the hydro power plant started operating in 1909. The Shoshone Dam diverts water through a tunnel to the Shoshone power plant, which is located two miles downstream on the Colorado River adjacent to Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. The Shoshone Power Plant depends upon river flows rather than stored water from a reservoir for its operations. The plant has two units capable of producing up to 15 Mega Watts of electricity.

Did you know? SWSP and Fall

Publication Date: 
2013-09

 Another Fall has arrived, which for many means the return to school, the raking of leaves, and the start of the harvest.   For the Applegate Group, Fall is associated with another task: the renewing of Substitute Water Supply Plans (SWSPs). The SWSP is a document approved by the State Engineer's Office which temporarily authorizes new water uses which otherwise would be considered out-of-priority and disallowed.