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Big Creek

Big Creek (119.705W 36.999N) was a hydroelectric power project in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The project was the brain child of John S. Eastwood, who first visited the area in 1902 and began work on the first power houses in 1910. Power was first supplied to Los Angeles in November 1913, when the existing power station at Redondo Beach failed and the decision was made to switch to the still-untested Big Creek system. The project continued to expand throughout the 20th Century.

Power production was 424.5 megawatts by 1941.

Rail connections

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References

"Inside Edison" (2013; accessed 2014-4-26)

National Park Service (accessed 2014-4-26)



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