CVPS owns all the land beneath Chittenden Reservoir and to 2 feet above the high-water mark all around the lake, along with 75 acres of land that includes the dam and parking area.
The reservoir and East Creek are part of an historic generation system. The dam, now in its 101st year of operation, impounds the 700-acre reservoir, which is fed downhill through the penstock to East Pittsford Station, more than 3 miles away.
After generating energy at East Pittsford, the water feeds back into East Creek, which flows to the Glen Dam, where flows are conveyed via another penstock to the 2,000-kilowatt Glen Station on the western side of Route 7 in Rutland Town, where it generates power again. The water leaves Glen Station, enters East Creek again, and flows to Patch Pond, where it creates energy for the third time at Patch Station before ultimately flowing into Otter Creek.