Cove Hydroelectric Development, Cove Power Plant Road, Grace, Caribou County, ID
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Cove Power Plant Road, Grace vicinity, ID
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ID-43
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 2006 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1920 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1996 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The Cove Hydroelectric Development encompasses a unique flume system that was constructed with great effort in a remote landscape; captured a natural water source and used innovative design methods to eke additional hydroelectric power out of a relatively short section of the Bear River; was an early example of a low-head, high-volume hydroelectric complex in Idaho; and operated continuously for 87 years.
Phoenix Construction Company
McClelland, R. J.
Utah Power & Light Company
Nunn, Lucien L.
Foote, A. D.
Electric Bond & Share Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
DISTANT SOUTHWEST VIEW OF LAKE, DAM, GATE, FOREBAY, ETC., IN BEAR VALLEY
GARAGE, GATEHOUSE, SCREENHOUSE, DAM, FACING SOUTHWEST
DAM, BEAR RIVER, SCREENHOUSE, GATE, WASTEWAY, GARAGE, FACING NORTH-NORTHEAST
VIEW NORTHWEST OF POWERHOUSE, PENSTOCK, GATE, GARAGE, AND MIKES (ALL COWS NAMED "MIKE")
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