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Location DB > Canada > Alberta > Seebe > Kananaskis Hydro Dam
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Kananaskis Hydro Dam
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created by Louie on 8/5/2004 4:36 AM
last modified by Louie on 8/8/2004 6:59 AM
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This is a pretty cool dam. It is about an hour north of Calgary, right across from the Lafarge Seebe Shale Quarry and the Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch. The dam is very easily accessible any time of the day, d is a good spot for fly fishing. After 7PM there is usually no guard, and there are several holes in the glass of the main building big enough to get through, but I did not have the time or courage to try to get in the buildings. All of the doors to the buildings are alarmed. Roof access is easy. There are no motion detectors in the main turbine room (for obvious reasons) but there are motion detectors in the offices side.
 Basic Information
Type: Hydroelectric Dam
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
Highway 1X
Seebe, Alberta
Canada
Owner: TransAlta
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  •  Hazards
  • flooding
  • water
  • heights
  •  Interesting Features
    Lots of rushing water
    Easily accessible dam face and turbine inlet
    The view from the top of the dam is cool
    You can get right up to the turbine outlets
    Easy access because of crappy fencing
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • Alarmed doors on the buildings
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1913
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  • boots
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camera and a change of clothing
     History
    The Kananaskis Dam was constructed in 1913. It has a generating capacity of 18,900 Kw. It is at the joining point of the Bow and Kananaskis Rivers. It has essentially created the town of Seebe.
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    The Dam
    Thu, Aug 5th, 2004
    posted by Louie
    16 pictures
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    The Inlet and Hydro Facility
    Sun, Aug 8th, 2004
    posted by Louie
    20 pictures
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    From other angles
    Thu, Dec 8th, 2005
    posted by thoughtcriminal
    11 pictures
     


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    Kananaskis Dam
    Wed, Jan 4th, 2006
    posted by thoughtcriminal
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    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 5 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mickael on 6/9/2006 5:08 PM.

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  • on Jun 9 06 at 17:08, Mickael validated this location
  • on Dec 8 05 at 5:51, thoughtcriminal updated gallery From other angles
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    You must log in for this feature to work.I've had the oportunity to explore this place a few years ago.Minervanerva2126410/15/2006 12:48 AM by infiltratr
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