Author Archives: BBHSP

WH Second Pour: Stem Wall

The Welcome Hut (WH) project is the latest awesome building being created by a team of highly-skilled BBHSP staff members, consultants, and sub-contractors (such as the concrete delivery and concrete pumping people in some of these pictures). The construction is being … Continue reading

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Current Local Camping Options

Local Madesi Valley Camping Options: 1. Camping is allowed on most USFS (US Forest Service) lands with no permits. 2.  Camping in the Big Bend Trailer Park (Big Bend Mobile Estates) (hook-up available, see contact card below, call for rates) … Continue reading

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Water Tanks Maintenance

Water Storage Tank Testing and Maintenance Guide CHAPTER 13  –  OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (*For HYDROSTATIC TEST PROCEDURE, scroll down to the bottom of section 13) Continuous and satisfactory operation of the tank requires periodic inspection and maintenance to identify and correct … Continue reading

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Damn! …Those Dams

Major Dams Effecting Pit River: 1. Pit 1 Diversion Dam (on Fall River, 1920) 2. Fall River Weir (low dam regulating flow & raising water level upstream) 3. Forebay Dam (on Fall River) 4. Hat 1 Diversion Dam (on Hat … Continue reading

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Floor Care: Hydraulic Lime

Straw Hall Care and Maintenance Manual Natural Hydraulic Lime Floor Care: Straw Hall has very thick flooring that’s made of “Natural Hydraulic Lime” (NHL) plaster. The floor has “hydronic” heat, with many rows of plastic pipe (for circulating hot fluids … Continue reading

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Western Pond Turtle

Big Bend is prime habitat for the beautiful and important Western Pond Turtle.  Learn all about these fabulous friends in this six-page PDF information flyer from ODF&W… Click Here: Western Pond Turtle Info

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Using Hot Water to Cool?

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/423466/using-heat-to-cool-buildings/ MIT Technology Review – Energy News Using Heat to Cool Buildings Novel materials could make practical air conditioners and refrigerators that use little or no electricity. By Kevin Bullis on March 30, 2011 Hot pack: A display at a … Continue reading

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TEG Electricity from Hot Water?

http://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/technology-design/technology/tec.html Thermoelectric Tubes: Utilizing the Geothermal Heat to Solve the Energy Problem Solar and wind power, currently the most common sources for renewable energy, generate amounts of electricity which can vary greatly depending on the time of day or the … Continue reading

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Archive of Updates

Spring 2018 Update: Things are going well at BBHSP, as work continues, and we somehow overcome each new challenge and continue to chip away at our goals (for more information about BBHSP Goals, please see: http://www.bigbendhotsprings.org/?page_id=57). We are nearing the Final … Continue reading

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Power Line Relocation

One of the most important parts of the BBHSP restoration work is our bold plan to remove the offensive power and phone lines and poles that currently cross the river directly over the main hot spring, known as the “Mother … Continue reading

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