Dos Bocas Dam – Arecibo PR

Description

Dos Bocas Dam, a hydroelectric generation facility, was constructed as part of a large rural electrification plan undertaken by the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, a New Deal agency. Construction began in 1937 and was completed in 1942. The plant is located in the north central part of Puerto Rico, on on Lago Dos Bocas and the Rio Grande Arecibo. The work “consisted of a concrete dam and two generation units directly below the lake measuring a combined 12,450 horsepower of electric power, enough to generate more than 30 million kilowatt hours per year.”

Source notes

"Annual Report of the Department of the Interior"; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1937 (pg. 334)
http://books.google.com/books?id=s8MgAQAAIAAJ

"Annual Report of the Department of the Interior"; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1939 (pg. 368)
http://books.google.com/books?id=7cUgAQAAIAAJ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dos_Bocas_Lake

Burrows, Geoff G., "The New Deal in Puerto Rico: Public Works, Public Health, and the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration, 1935-1955," 2014 dissertation. CUNY Academic Works.
http://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_etds/315, pp. 199.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 19, 2017.
Additional contributions by Brent McKee.

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Location Info


Lago Dos Bocas
Arecibo, PR

Coordinates: 18.335895, -66.666918

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