Folsom Powerhouse


On a cool day with the sky full of ever-changing clouds I went back to visit Folsom’s historic powerhouse for the first time in more than 20 years. A bright, airy visitor’s center has been added to this local state park, and I spent a few minutes strolling around in there before heading outside. For the moment I just want to share a handful of the many pictures I shot around the powerhouse.

Bridge spanning the powerhouse forebay:


A generator in the Main Powerhouse:


Remnants of hemp rope hang from gears in the Lower Powerhouse:



Entrance to tailrace beneath the Main Powerhouse


Spillway gate opening on the flume

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