Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering


In the work covered by this thesis it is desired to examine an undeveloped water power for the purpose of producing electrical energy as a commercial comodity. Experience has taught that it is best to ascertain first where the product will find its market, and to follow up a satisfactory showing at that end by determining the power capacity of the source, the feasibility of harnessing the same, and the cost of accomplishing this. This program would be adopted in any commercial enterprise to insure a reliable conclusion, and will be followed as closely as possible in the work covered by this thesis.

Reference was made to the following books; Mead "Water Power"; Von Schom "Hydro Electric Practice"; Bulletin No. XX of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural Survey, entitled "Water Powers of Wisconsin."; U.S. Weather Reports; Hughes and Saford "Hydraulics"; and Gillette's "Cost Data".