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Portal Powerhouse in March

built in 1956 this is the end of the Ward tunnel that empties into Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevada.

7000 foot elevation ~~ generating 10,000 kw power

This is just part of the whole system of dams in the Sierra Nevada Big Creek hydro area.

We love to visit it anytime we are in the area. It is about 45 minute drive from home. China Peak ski area is 2 miles down the road.

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Uploaded on March 25, 2012