Hitting Rock Bottom

Bowersock Hydropower Plant in Lawrence, KSBowersock shows off construction site for new power plant

On Friday, December 2, 2011, Bowersock Mills & Power Company co-owner Sarah Hill-Nelson talked with the Lawrence Journal World about progress being made on the construction of the hydroelectric power plant on the north side of the Kansas River. Hill-Nelson, a co-owner of the Lawrence-based Bowersock Mills & Power Co., was so pleased with finding rock bottom that she hosted an event for city officials Friday to celebrate the fact. Construction crews have finished digging an approximately 50-foot-deep hole for the company’s new hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.

“It feels good to finally be going up,” Hill-Nelson said.

About a dozen city officials from various departments, along with Commissioner Mike Dever, toured the construction site at the north end of Kansas River bridges in downtown Lawrence.

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The previous Bowersock logo was adopted from one of the mill's first flour brands, Zephyr Flour. In its earliest operation, Bowersock served as a mill and a provider of mechanical power for the City of Lawrence...[more]

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