This tower went up seven miles west of Boise City on property owned by the Dwayne Hegwoods. Another is northeast on Jere and Verlene Hughes’ place.

 

 

 At Right: Instrumentation to measure wind direction and speed is used at various heights; the tower is 199 and one-half feet.
  

 

 

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 At Left: the instruments are attached, and their cables are taped to the tower. Each tower uses from eight to ten rolls of electrical tape. The measuring instruments are placed so that an accurate reading will result in spite of wind direction. Below: the tower comes up. For each foot the small pivot pole comes down, the tower rises four feet. The six-man crew setting the tower are: Patrick, Joseph, Greg, Zach and Chris. All are from the Houston, Texas area. The tower is anchored by 24 guy wires.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   Below:As the tower rises, the team leader, Patrick, (an engineer by trade), has to make sure the guy wires have the correct amount of tension. Each wire is numbered and tightened in order, much like tightening the lug nuts on an automobile wheel. As the tower rises, the instuments are beginning to feed information. The data may be aquired on site or by sattilite. The towers should be a foreshadowing of the wind farms in Cimarron County’s future.
                                              
     

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 At Left: the instruments are attached, and their cables are taped to the tower. Each tower uses from eight to ten rolls of electrical tape. The measuring instruments are placed so that an accurate reading will result in spite of wind direction. Below: the tower comes up. For each foot the small pivot pole comes down, the tower rises four feet. The six-man crew setting the tower are: Patrick, Joseph, Greg, Zach and Chris. All are from the Houston, Texas area. The tower is anchored by 24 guy wires.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   Below:As the tower rises, the team leader, Patrick, (an engineer by trade), has to make sure the guy wires have the correct amount of tension. Each wire is numbered and tightened in order, much like tightening the lug nuts on an automobile wheel. As the tower rises, the instuments are beginning to feed information. The data may be aquired on site or by sattilite. The towers should be a foreshadowing of the wind farms in Cimarron County’s future.
                                              
     

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