North Fork Ditch

The end of the pavement, side roads in both directions follow where the North Fork Ditch passed by. It's not much to look at now, but for nearly 60 years, the ditch channeled water from the North Klondike River to an electric power plant 25 km further West.

It helped to provide electricity and water for gold dredging in the Klondike. Constructed in 1909 by the Granville power company, the hydroelectric plant provided 10,000 hp, later increased to 15,000. By the 1960s, falling gold prices and rising production costs forced the shutdown of the last dredge. The power plant closed soon after.

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Latitude: 64.004986
Longitude: -138.635584
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