Gross head: 230 feet (70 meters)
Measured flow: 220 gpm to 900 gpm (14–56 l/s)
Pipeline length: 1,700 feet (518 m)
Gross power: 5 to 20 KW
Clearly, a direct-generating AC system could be built at this site. The flow range could support development of a 5, 10, or 20 KW system, depending on the selection of pipe diameter. As an example, by choosing 6-inch diameter PVC pipe and planning on a design flow of 450 gpm (28 l/s), head loss would be about 1.3 feet per 100 feet of pipe, for a calculated net head of 208 feet (63 m), and an expected system output of 10.5 KW. This would be a very nice system to supply all the energy needs of a home/shop/greenhouse complex.