Bond Falls : P-1864

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Waterway: W Br Ontonagon R

Authorized capacity: 12 mW

License issued: 8/20/2003
License expires: 7/31/2043

Licensee: Upper Peninsula Power Co

The Bond Falls project has following four developments:

Bond Falls
  • On middle branch of Ontonagon River
  • 45 ft high, 900 ft long main dam
  • 35 ft high, 850 ft wide control dam
  • Stored water diverted to the Victoria dam where electricity is generated
  • On west branch of Ontonagon River
  • 4 ft high, 179 ft long dam
  • Controls water level in Lake Gogebic (natural lake)
  • On the Cisco branch of Ontonagon River
  • 11 ft high, 21 ft long dam
  • Controls Cisco Lake
  • No minimum flow requirement for Cisco
  • On west branch of Ontonagon River
  • 118 ft high, 301 ft long dam
  • Controls Victoria reservoir with spillway of 4 gated bays
  • 1.6 mile long bypass
  • Has the only powerhouse with two turbines, 6 MW each.
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