Historic Structures

Pictures 4 Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington 1987 Interior of powerhouse looking southwest; detail of rear of control panel.
1987 Interior of powerhouse looking southwest; detail of rear of control panel.

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington 1987 View of transformers, installed circa 1960s; looking west.
1987 View of transformers, installed circa 1960s; looking west.

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington 1987 View looking east showing the dam above Nooksack Falls; to the left is the reinforced concrete box culvert carrying water from the headworks to the settling basin.
1987 View looking east showing the dam above Nooksack Falls; to the left is the reinforced concrete box culvert carrying water from the headworks to the settling basin.

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington 1987 View above dam showing the headworks with trash racks and electrically powered lift gates.
1987 View above dam showing the headworks with trash racks and electrically powered lift gates.

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington 1987 View of wood stave penstocks (four feet in diameter) with steel bands, wood and steel frames; standing on top of penstocks is Doug Hamilton (right), Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant operator for Puget Power, and Ken Rose (left) HAER Historian.
1987 View of wood stave penstocks (four feet in diameter) with steel bands, wood and steel frames; standing on top of penstocks is Doug Hamilton (right), Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant operator for Puget Power, and Ken Rose (left) HAER Historian.

Nooksack Falls Hydroelectric Plant, Glacier Washington Historic view of Nooksack Falls, taken in 1904 prior to construction of the hydroelectric project. (J.B. Hahn, photographer, 1904.)
Historic view of Nooksack Falls, taken in 1904 prior to construction of the hydroelectric project. (J.B. Hahn, photographer, 1904.)