Recovery at Bad Creek
The Bad Creek Hydroelectric Project called for building a 1,065-megawatt power station inside a mountain, blasting tunnels and shafts, and impounding a lake by building two dams and a dike. Duke lacked experience in tunneling and typically hires contractors for earthwork. So the company engaged two major contractors, one for the tunneling and another for the earthwork. Duke’s own work force is building the powerhouse.