Almonte resident Brad Jones provided the Millstone with photographs of the Mississippi River Power Corporation’s concept of the proposed hydro generating plant (in 2005) at the foot of the Almonte Falls that it presented to citizens in information meetings,  and with the final result. This is a cautionary tale. Once a project is approved, you may lose control of the important details.

Here are architects’ concepts of the generating plant

 

Here is what we got

Promises were made that the building would be entirely clad in stone from the stone removed from the riverbed for the turbines. Here is the result.