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End of an Era in American Fork Canyon

End of an Era in American Fork Canyon



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(KSL News) It's the end of an era today in American Fork Canyon. Rocky Mountain Power relinquished the deed to the property near the mouth of the canyon where an old hydroelectric plant sits.

The plant stood for about 100 years. It originally was built to power mining in the area and later supplied electricity to residents in northern Utah County.

When Rocky Mountain Power decided to decommission the plant, they tore out most of the diversion dam, the turbine and generator, the water line that ran the generator, and the building that once housed the operating crew. About all that's left is the historic old powerhouse.

Today, the power company officially turned the property deed over to the U.S. Forest Service and the water rights to the State of Utah.

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