The Flume

Along the Truckee River, between Truckee and Reno, there are sections of a flume. In service for many years, the flume started in the early 1900s and has been utilized since for irrigation and hydroelectric power  in  Nevada and California.  Made of wood, the flume leaks spectacularly in winter, yielding massive icicles along much of its length. It’s visible from Highway 80 and from Amtrak which follows the Truckee River.  I look forward  to another visit when the sun is out for a different feeling photo session. Click to enlarge.

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Truckee River Flume.  Photo by Bruce Czopek

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Flume.  Photo by Bruce Czopek

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Flumesicles.  Photo by Bruce Czopek****

Truckee River Flume.  Photo by Bruce Czopek

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Choo Choo.  Photo by Bruce Czopek

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4 thoughts on “The Flume

  1. Faire circuler de l’eau dans un canal fermé en bois ? Il y a de l’idée romaine là dedans, sauf que eux les faisaient en pierres leurs aqueduc…De très belles photos en tout cas entre le travail de l’homme et celui de la nature 😉

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