Kiwa Creek Dam: 0070.0523
0070.0523: Kiwa Creek Dam
Remains of dam constructed 1919 on the 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)
This resource has been referenced to the following resources:(0070-0519) Kiwa Creek Dam
Subjects:Industry Dams Kiwa Dam
Industry Lumbering Horse Logging
Industry Lumbering River Drives
Physical Features Creeks Kiwa Creek
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