Unique Water Wheel to Revitalize a Section of Los Angeles with Renewable Resources

 Unique Water Wheel to Revitalize a Section of Los Angeles with Renewable Resources












ALDEN Hydropower | LA Water Wheel


Alden is part of an engineering design team working to bring artist and philanthropist Lauren Bon's LA River water wheel concept at Metabolic Studio to fruition. The project, called "Bending the River Back into the City" will include an inflatable 7 ft high dam and intake and discharge structures to divert river water to a 72 ft diameter water wheel.

The water wheel will be powered by the diverted LA River flow and lift water to its top where it will be collected for treatment and distribution. Alden has developed unique and challenging hydraulic concepts to guide and support the system design for this distinctive and exciting project.


 

 

 


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