Kiwa Creek Dam: 0070.0521

Kiwa Creek Dam
0070.0521

0070.0521: Kiwa Creek Dam

Art Carson looks at remains of dam constructed 1919 on right fork of Kiwa Creek to create a lake 1/2 mi. long. Logging by horse during winter brought logs to the ice on the lake. Dam was opened in spring, water took logs down the Kiwa to the shear boom two miles down the Fraser which directed the logs at an angle into shore. A jackladder took them to the mill. Gate of dam was shut so as to build up water for next release. Log jams were broken up by hand or dynamite. Lumber from the mill was taken to the siding at Shere.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Photographer:  Gordon Carson
Date:  Circa 1965
Collection:  Valemount Historical Society (0070)

Keywords:

dam remains

This resource has been referenced to the following resources:

(0070-0519) Kiwa Creek Dam

Subjects:

Industry arrow Dams arrow Kiwa Damarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Horse Loggingarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow River Drivesarrow
People arrow Carsonarrow

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