Contruction of a new bridge crossing the Grand River near 120th Ave in Ottawa County. 2014
Overlooking Market Ave SW. 2014
Power lines crossing the Grand River west of Lowell, MI. 2014
Flood water debris during the spring snow melt. Grand River at M45 in Allendale, MI 2014
Where the Thornapple meets the Grand River. 2014
Sunset on the Grand River just downriver from Grand Rapids, MI. 2014
Fishing from the 6th Street Bridge Park. 2014
Train bridge over the Grand River near Grand Ledge, MI. 2014
Early spring along Buck Creek in Grandville, MI. 2014
Sunset near the mouth of the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. 2014
Public access to the Grand River in Ada, MI near where the Thornapple River meets the Grand. 2014.
Train crossing the Flat River in Lowell, MI. 2014
The Grand Ledge Boardwalk. 2014
Unlisted boat launch along the Grand River. 2014
Picnic table along the Rouge River. 2014
Climbers at Grand Ledge. 2014
Storm water run off. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
Facing west along the Grand River in Lansing MI you are able to see the state capital building in the distance.
A converted railroad bridge connects the two sides of the park and allows for pedestrian traffic from adjacent apartment buildings.
Built in 1908, the Moores Dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power along with steam at the Moores Park Station. When the dam and power plant ownership changed to the Lansing Board of Water & Light, the plant was renamed for the utility’s general manager Otto E. Eckert. The water behind the dam is used to cool the steam turbines of the coal fired Eckert Power Station.
This cool fired plant has three 615-foot smokestacks, the tallest self-supporting structures in south central Michigan. It was announced in December 2017 that the plant decommissioning has been accelerated, and is now scheduled to go offline in 2020.
These cooling towers use water from the Grand River to cool the turbines of the Eckert Power Station. The Moore Dam’s sole function is to ensure there is water available for that purpose.