Overshot and Current Water Wheels

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Overshot and Current Water Wheels is a document from Montana State University, they studied microhydro sites throughout their state to find out what does and does not work, then they wrote a paper explaining exactly what to do so that farms and ranches could have access to rural power.

Its nice to see a academic document that is geared to helping the layman actually construct something useful.  This document has a lot of calculations as well as explanations for those calculations.

It also give construction tips on sourcing metal parts from scrounged farm machines.

Overshot and Current Water Wheels

 

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