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Geothermal Collection Reservoir

As we continue to face the challenge of maintaining the health and stability of the hot springs, hot wells, and hot seeps along the river banks at BBHSP, we have been learning a lot over more than a decade, and … Continue reading

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Protected: ORC Manual

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Protected: Working Task List

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Geothermal Power Plant

Generating Electricity From Geothermal Hot Water! Many people want to come to Big Bend Hot Springs to soak in hot mineral water baths. This relaxing activity is believed by some to be therapeutic and healthy, perhaps even supportive of healing … Continue reading

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Straw Hall Hydronics

The BBHSP community meeting space is called “Straw Hall” because it has walls and insulation partially made from rice straw. The floor is made from very thick NHL (Natural Hydraulic Lime Plaster), and includes insulating layering, structural rebar, and a … Continue reading

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Fire Prevention: Protocols & Actions

BBHSP Fire Prevention Protocols & Actions -Inventory, map locations, and maintain annually fire extinguishers (done) -Keep a maintained fire extinguisher in all BBHSP vehicles (almost done) Fire Hydrants Ready for Staff Use: Inventory all hydrant equipment (done) Move to a … Continue reading

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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 at Madesi River Access & Campground (on Pit River, near Pit Dam #5) just up Hagen Flat Road, back past Big Bend center, veer left and left… (Managed by PG&E) 2. Camping is … 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 … Continue reading

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Damn! …Those Dams

The Pit River (Ahjoomah) is the largest river in northeastern California; its watershed is 4,324 square miles. The mainstem Pit flows in a southwesterly direction (but flows straight north and straight west in some sections of the Big Bend!) through … Continue reading

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