Historic Structures

Shoshone Hydroelectric Plant Complex, Glenwood Canyon Colorado

Date added: January 18, 2010 Categories: Colorado Power Plant

The Shoshone complex is significant for being one of the earliest hydroelectric plants on the Colorado River and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain Region to depend upon the flow of a river for its source of power rather than on the stored water of a reservoir. It is also significant as a remarkable engineering accomplishment in terms of the physical difficulties of construction within Glenwood Canyon and the scale of the undertaking.