On September 26, 2013, The Bowersock Mills & Power Co. was featured on Sunflower Journeys on KTWU.
We are so fortunate and grateful to have reached this point. Last Friday, May 10th, we held a ribbon cutting for the new powerhouse. We were glad to have the opportunity to thank the many people that helped us complete this monumental project. During the ribbon cutting we asked all the people that had participated … Continue reading “Ribbon Cutting”
Sarah Hill-Nelson stands 30 feet below the Kansas River and knocks on wood. A new Hydroelectric Plant is being built for Bowrersock Mills and Power on the north side of the Kansas River. The new plant will produce more clean energy than the older plant across the river. Not that wood is easily found. Here … Continue reading “Bowersock hydroelectric plant to get tall in a hurry”
The Bowersock Mills & Power Company will be hosting a Groundbreaking for the North Powerhouse Project at 2:30 PM on Monday, May 16th. We plan a short event on the north shore of the river on the project site, followed by refreshments at the South Powerhouse. Tours of the South Powerhouse will be available. We … Continue reading “Groundbreaking”
We have our boards up for the first time since January, 2009. This is great for BMPC and we hope the KU Boaters as well. Thanks to Rich, Mark, and Andy for all their hard work in making it happen!
We are still moving on the project and feel optimistic. There are almost innumerable pieces to be put together here including three key items which are the regulatory approvals, a power purchase agreement, and financing. Last week we had our special use permit for the City of Lawrence approved which was a great step. In … Continue reading “Summer 2010 Update”
It’s been too long since I updated this. There is so much going on it is tough to keep all the balls in the air, but we have moved forward on a lot of fronts since I last wrote. This week the City completed land geotech, and next week we are scheduled for barge-based geotech … Continue reading “Long Time”
As of early March, it looks like we have forward motion on repairs to the dam. We are particularly relieved because City Commissioners agreed that building a coffer dam is critical to the next stage of repairs to the dam. Without a coffer dam, there is no way we could ensure that the repairs could … Continue reading “Moving Forward”
As many people saw in the Journal World, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has required Bowersock to keep its millpond at damtop. We can go into this at greater length later, but this will make things very difficult for Bowersock, and over the long term for the City and the University of Kansas Boathouse. … Continue reading “Boards and Millpond”
It looks like we may have a good hand here. Touch wood… Currently we have low water below 2,000 cfs predicted for early next week. The Corps has been very responsive and communicative as we have worked for this window which has been extremely helpful. Barring any major precipitation we have scheduled a visit from … Continue reading “Looks like a good hand…”
The Corps is now beginning to do their winter drawdowns from the reservoirs so the cfs at the Lecompton gauge and at Bowersock is predicted to be around 10,000 cfs for the next 10 to 14 days. After that (depending on precipitation) we should have much lower flows. It could possibly be a good window … Continue reading “Low Water Predicted for Early January”
We spoke with the Corps of Engineers today and it looks like we won’t have a window to work on the dam until mid-January or more likely February. The Corps keeps water in the reservoirs for waterfowl season until the lakes start to freeze, at which point they drop the levels to try to minimize … Continue reading “Word from the Corps”
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