Deerfield River near Searsburg Power Station

Deerfield River near Searsburg Power Station
Place name or River name: 
Searsburg, VT
Watershed: 
Deerfield River
Latitude: 
42.871350
Longitude: 
-72.929104
Description/Comments: 

Deerfield River in Searsburg Vermont, looking downstream towards Searsburg Power Station - visible thorugh trees on right bank.

The power station was built in 1922.  Water is diverted from the Deerfield at Searsburg Reservoir, about 3 miles upstream. It flows through a penstock that consists of a wooden pipe built from timbers. The pipe flows along National Forest Road 71 and Route 9, visible from the road for much of the way. It reenters the Deerfield at this power station, generating electricity in the process. 

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