Strathcona Dam Water Discharge Upgrade Project
About The Project
- Construct a new low-level outlet structure to provide the capability for a deep reservoir drawdown, which is currently not possible. This work includes construction of a deep channel and placing two gates in a concrete structure located within the bedrock on the right or east side of the dam. Post-earthquake, having a lower reservoir level will reduce the risks to the dam, and the controlled water releases from the dam also manages the risks to the downstream dams.
- Replace the existing three spillway gates and related works such as the hoist system with a new concrete overflow spillway, improving the reliability of the spillway system. With the two new gates to be placed within the new channel, in addition to the Strathcona Generating Station discharges, they will provide for downstream water management for fish, power generation and flood risk management.
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Apr 22, 2021
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