Hydroelectric Power Plant

Cornell Botanic Gardens: Fall Creek Gorge Tour

Hydroelectric Power Plant

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


Look for the historic building in the gorge below from the upstream side of this bridge. The water fed into this hydroelectric power plant comes from a pipe eight feet in diameter that carries water from the Beebe Lake Dam underneath nearby roads. It currently generates 2% of Cornell University’s electricity. The University set a goal to upgrade this plant and increase its electricity production by 20% to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Botanic Gardens: Fall Creek Gorge Tour


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